Challenges and opportunities for efficient computing with FAWN

@article{Vasudevan2011ChallengesAO,
  title={Challenges and opportunities for efficient computing with FAWN},
  author={Vijay Vasudevan and David G. Andersen and Michael Kaminsky and Jason Franklin and Michael A. Kozuch and Iulian Moraru and Padmanabhan Pillai and Lawrence Tan},
  journal={ACM SIGOPS Oper. Syst. Rev.},
  year={2011},
  volume={45},
  pages={34-44}
}
This paper presents the architecture and motivation for a clusterbased, many-core computing architecture for energy-efficient, dataintensive computing. FAWN, a Fast Array of Wimpy Nodes, consists of a large number of slower but efficient nodes coupled with low-power storage. We present the computing trends that motivate a FAWN-like approach, for CPU, memory, and storage. We follow with a set of microbenchmarks to explore under what workloads these FAWN nodes perform well (or perform poorly… 

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