Project

Heterogeneous Data Centers

Duration
01 October 2009 → 30 September 2013
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Applied mathematics in specific fields
    • Computer architecture and networks
    • Distributed computing
    • Information sciences
    • Information systems
    • Programming languages
    • Scientific computing
    • Theoretical computer science
    • Visual computing
    • Other information and computing sciences
  • Engineering and technology
    • Computer hardware
    • Computer theory
    • Scientific computing
    • Other computer engineering, information technology and mathematical engineering
Keywords
computer architecture data centers optimization
 
Project description

Power consumption is one of the key challenges in modern data centers, with repercussions on both capital and operational cost. The goal of this project is to investigate the opportunity of heterogeneous data centers, or data centers consisting of different types of servers. The two fundamental questions that need to be addressed are how to best architecturally design a heterogeneous data center and how to best schedule applications to minimize energy and power consumption.