Economic viability of hardware overprovisioning in power-constrained high performance computing

Tapasya Patki, David K. Lowenthal, Barry L. Rountree, Martin Schulz, Bronis R.De Supinski

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Abstract

Recent research has established that hardware overprovisioning can improve system power utilization as well as job throughput in power-constrained, high-performance computing environments significantly. These benefits, however, may be associated with an additional infrastructure cost, making hardware overprovisioned systems less viable economically. It is thus important to conduct a detailed cost-benefit analysis before investing in such systems at a large-scale. In this paper, we develop a model to conduct this analysis and show that for a given, fixed infrastructure cost budget and a system power budget, it is possible for hardware overprovisioned systems to lead to a net performance benefit when compared to traditional, worst-case provisioned HPC systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of E2SC 2016
Subtitle of host publication4th International Workshop on Energy Efficient Supercomputing - Held in conjunction with SC 2016: The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages8-15
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781509038565
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 23 2017
Event4th International Workshop on Energy Efficient Supercomputing, E2SC 2016 - Salt Lake City, United States
Duration: Nov 14 2016 → …

Publication series

NameProceedings of E2SC 2016: 4th International Workshop on Energy Efficient Supercomputing - Held in conjunction with SC 2016: The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis

Other

Other4th International Workshop on Energy Efficient Supercomputing, E2SC 2016
CountryUnited States
CitySalt Lake City
Period11/14/16 → …

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture

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    Patki, T., Lowenthal, D. K., Rountree, B. L., Schulz, M., & Supinski, B. R. D. (2017). Economic viability of hardware overprovisioning in power-constrained high performance computing. In Proceedings of E2SC 2016: 4th International Workshop on Energy Efficient Supercomputing - Held in conjunction with SC 2016: The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (pp. 8-15). [7830503] (Proceedings of E2SC 2016: 4th International Workshop on Energy Efficient Supercomputing - Held in conjunction with SC 2016: The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/E2SC.2016.007