iccd08-keynote

iccd08-keynote - Towards More Sustainable Computer Design...

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owards More Sustainable Towards More Sustainable Computer Design Fred Chong Director, Greenscale Center for Energy-Efficient Computing Director, Computer Engineering UC Santa Barbara
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Skyrocketing Energy Consumption [adapted from Pacala & Socolow Science 2004]
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atacenter xample Datacenter Example EPA report, Public Law 109-231, 2007
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nergy Savings Energy Savings 15 years: • In 15 years: – 300 fewer power stations liminate 7 8 billion etric tons of arbon – eliminate 7.8 billion metric tons of carbon – save 10,000 TWh of electricity
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hree Challenges Three Challenges atacenters: design for energy- Datacenters: design for energy proportional computing • Embedded Systems: design for silicon use reuse • Cultural change: multidisciplinary green thinking
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art I: Efficient Datacenters Part I:
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rver = SUV Server SUV = ore precisely: More precisely: – 80 billion terawatt-hr / yr = 6 million SUVs in arbon production (10 mpg 11K miles/yr) carbon production (10 mpg, 11K miles/yr)
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arehouse Computing Warehouse Computing = • Google at Columbia River Gorge => ydroelectric power hydroelectric power • $30B annual energy bill worldwide nergy starting to cost more than capital • Energy starting to cost more than capital expenditures
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First Steps: Airflow • Airflow modeling omputation scheduling Computation scheduling – Move floor tiles ot/cold aisles baffles – Hot/cold aisles, baffles • Next steps – Active louvers – Real-time CFD Image courtesy Flomerics – Precise control Goal: air cooling with the efficiency of liquid cooling (1000X efficiency)
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Problem: Lightly Utilized Servers [Barosso and Hoetzle, Computer 2007]
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nergy- fficiency at Light Load Energy Efficiency at Light Load [Barosso and Hoetzle, Computer 2007]
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nergy- roportional Computing Energy Proportional Computing [Barosso and Hoetzle, Computer 2007]
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wo Strategies Two Strategies erver consolidation Server consolidation – Move load to increase utilization – But need to turn off idle servers and routers • Energy-proportional hardware ot just CPU Not just CPU – Disruptive technologies in omputation / cooling computation / cooling
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rver Consolidation Server Consolidation uch work in virtualization and Much work in virtualization and consolidation ut shutting down machines is • But shutting down machines is problematic achines are slow to come back up – Machines are slow to come back up – Machines don’t come back in consistent tate state – Fault-tolerant software re-replicates data and ervices services
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nergy- roportional Clusters Energy Proportional Clusters • Fast state save/restore hardware – Non-volatile storage and high bandwidth to processor and router tate state
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