Dynamic knobs for responsive power-aware computing

Henry Hoffmann, Stelios Sidiroglou, Michael Carbin, Sasa Misailovic, Anant Agarwal, Martin Rinard
2011 Proceedings of the sixteenth international conference on Architectural support for programming languages and operating systems - ASPLOS '11  
We present PowerDial, a system for dynamically adapting application behavior to execute successfully in the face of load and power fluctuations. PowerDial transforms static configuration parameters into dynamic knobs that the PowerDial control system can manipulate to dynamically trade off the accuracy of the computation in return for reductions in the computational resources that the application requires to produce its results. These reductions translate directly into performance improvements
more » ... mance improvements and power savings. Our experimental results show that PowerDial can enable our benchmark applications to execute responsively in the face of power caps that would otherwise significantly impair responsiveness. They also show that PowerDial can significantly reduce the number of machines required to service intermittent load spikes, enabling reductions in power and capital costs.
doi:10.1145/1950365.1950390 dblp:conf/asplos/HoffmannSCMAR11 fatcat:b2moclbcuzhdtjn7fqvqgvvvju