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Trace-driven simulation for energy consumption in High Throughput Computing systems

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Matthew ForshawORCiD, Dr Nigel Thomas, Dr Stephen McGough



High Throughput Computing (HTC) is a powerful paradigm allowing vast quantities of independent work to be performed simultaneously. However, until recently little evaluation has been performed on the energy impact of HTC. Many organisations now seek to minimise energy consumption across their IT infrastructure though it is unclear how this will affect the usability of HTC systems. We present here HTC-Sim, a simulation system which allows the evaluation of different energy reduction policies across an HTC system comprising a collection of computational resources dedicated to HTC work and resources provided through cycle scavenging - a Desktop Grid. We demonstrate that our simulation software scales linearly with increasing HTC workload.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Forshaw M, Thomas N, McGough AS

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

Series Title: School of Computing Science Technical Report Series

Year: 2015

Pages: 11

Print publication date: 01/02/2015

Report Number: 1450

Institution: School of Computing Science, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Place Published: Newcastle upon Tyne