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Current capacity planning practices based on heavy over-provisioning of power infrastructure hurt (i) the operational costs of data centers as well as (ii) the computational work they can support. We explore a combination of statistical multiplexing techniques to improve the utilization of the power hierarchy within a data center. At the highest level of(More)
Power-related issues have become important considerations in current generation microprocessor design. One of these issues is that of elevated on-chip temperatures. This has an adverse effect on cooling cost and, if not addressed suitably, on chip reliability. In this paper we investigate the general trade-offs between temporal and spatial hot spot(More)
— Consolidation of workloads has emerged as a key mechanism to dampen the rapidly growing energy expenditure within enterprise-scale data centers. To gainfully utilize consolidation-based techniques, we must be able to characterize the power consumption of groups of co-located applications. Such characterization is crucial for effective prediction and(More)
High power densities and the implications of high operating temperatures on the failure rates of components are key driving factors of temperature-aware computing. Computer architects and system software designers need to understand the thermal consequences of their proposals, and develop techniques to lower operating temperatures to reduce both transient(More)
—Temperature-aware computing is becoming more important in the design of computer systems as power densities are increasing and the implications of high operating temperatures result in higher failure rates of components and increased demand for cooling capability. Computer architects and system software designers need to understand the thermal consequences(More)
—Recent advances in software and architectural support for server virtualization have created interest in using this technology in the design of consolidated hosting platforms. Since virtualization enables easier and faster application migration as well as secure colocation of antagonistic applications, higher degrees of server consolidation are likely to(More)
—Consolidation of workloads has emerged as a key mechanism to dampen the rapidly growing energy expenditure within enterprise-scale data centers. To gainfully utilize consolidation-based techniques, we must be able to characterize the power consumption of groups of colocated applications. Such characterization is crucial for effective prediction and(More)
3 SUMMARY Memory leaks are a continuing problem in software developed with programming languages such as C and C++. A recent approach adopted by some researchers is to tolerate leaks in the software application and to reclaim the leaked memory by use of specially constructed memory allocation routines. However such routines replace the usual general purpose(More)
Information-centric networking (ICN) is emerging as a future network technology. It has introduced the great advantage of information dissemination with low bandwidth consumption in wired testbed networks. Recently, ICN is also studied for mobile ad-hoc networks environments for efficient content distribution. In the existing works in the literature,(More)
— Virtualization has recently drawn attraction in smart consumer electronics as a way of completely isolating the main applications, which are in charge of the primary functionality of a device, from untrusted third-party applications. In a virtualized embedded device, flexible memory management is required to run multiple VMs efficiently on(More)
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