A Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of Multi-core CPU Power and Performance Impact on Server Virtualization for Enterprise Cloud Data Centers

S. Suresh, S. Sakthivel
2015 Research Journal of Applied Sciences Engineering and Technology  
Cloud is an on demand service provisioning techniques uses virtualization as the underlying technology for managing and improving the utilization of data and computing center resources by server consolidation. Even though virtualization is a software technology, it has the effect of making hardware more important for high consolidation ratio. Performance and energy efficiency is one of the most important issues for large scale server systems in current and future cloud data centers. As improved
more » ... enters. As improved performance is pushing the migration to multi core processors, this study does the analytic and simulation study of, multi core impact on server virtualization for new levels of performance and energy efficiency in cloud data centers. In this regard, the study develops the above described system model of virtualized server cluster and validate it for CPU core impact for performance and power consumption in terms of mean response time (mean delay) vs. offered cloud load. Analytic and simulation results show that multi core virtualized model yields the best results (smallest mean delays), over the single fat CPU processor (faster clock speed) for the diverse cloud workloads. For the given application, multi cores, by sharing the processing load improves overall system performance for all varying workload conditions; whereas, the fat single CPU model is only best suited for lighter loads. In addition, multi core processors don't consume more power or generate more heat vs. a single-core processor, which gives users more processing power without the drawbacks typically associated with such increases. Therefore, cloud data centers today rely almost exclusively on multi core systems.
doi:10.19026/rjaset.9.1428 fatcat:upo2zl54hzddtarynjornfuzl4