Energy-Aware Load Direction in Server Installations

With the growing concern about energy expenditures in server installations, mechanisms are needed for improving the energy-efficiency of server installations. This technique performs energy-aware load direction via the front-end switches in a server installation to activate and deactivate servers and to operate the active servers at their peak efficiency levels. Thermal and performance considerations are also taken into account.

Advantages:

  • This technique has the potential for improving the energy-efficiency of server systems through relatively modest changes in the operating system kernel and front-end switch firmware. No reliance is made on unique hardware or dedicated hardware support.

Intellectual Property:

U.S. 8,631,411 & 9,753,465

 

Binghamton University RB323

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