Thermal-Aware Scheduling in Green Data Centers

Muhammad Tayyab Chaudhry, Teck Chaw Ling, Atif Manzoor, Syed Asad Hussain, Jongwon Kim
2015 ACM Computing Surveys  
Data centers can go green by saving electricity in two major areas: computing and cooling. Servers in data centers require a constant supply of cold air from on-site cooling mechanisms for reliability. An increased computational load makes servers dissipate more power as heat and eventually amplifies the cooling load. In thermal-aware scheduling, computations are scheduled with the objective of reducing the data-center-wide thermal gradient, hotspots, and cooling magnitude. Complemented by heat
more » ... modeling and thermal-aware monitoring and profiling, this scheduling is energy efficient and economical. A survey is presented henceforth of thermal-ware scheduling and associated techniques for green data centers.
doi:10.1145/2678278 fatcat:5dura2qnujbvbdfi3f3oimkeiu