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The Journal of Supercomputing

, Volume 62, Issue 3, pp 1338–1361 | Cite as

Energy management for a real-time shared disk cluster

  • Haengrae ChoEmail author
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Abstract

Energy management for cluster architectures has become an important design issue. In this paper, we propose a dynamic reconfiguration algorithm, named DRA-SD, to reduce the energy consumption of a real-time shared disk (SD) cluster. DRA-SD consolidates cluster load on a subset of nodes if the quality of service (QoS) is met. Remaining nodes are deactivated so that they can stay at a low-power state. When the load increases again, DRA-SD dynamically activates additional nodes. Unlike previous algorithms proposed for web server clusters, DRA-SD exploits the inherent characteristics of SD cluster to reduce the internode interference and to improve the processing capacity of a given cluster configuration. This enables DRA-SD to meet the QoS constraint while consuming minimal energy. Experiment results show that DRA-SD can save energy significantly under a wide variety of transaction workloads and node characteristics.

Keywords

Energy efficiency Shared disk Real-time Transaction routing Load balancing 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The author would like to thank the anonymous reviewers for their helpful comments. This research was supported by the Yeungnam University research grants in 2011.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Yeungnam UniversityGyeongsanRepublic of Korea

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