An on/off link activation method for low-power ethernet in PC clusters

Michihiro Koibuchi, Tomohiro Otsuka, Hiroki Matsutani, Hideharu Amano

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Abstract

The power consumption of interconnects is increased as the link bandwidth is improved in PC clusters. In this paper, we propose an on/off link activation method that uses the static analysis of the traffic in order to reduce the power consumption of Ethernet switches while maintaining the performance of PC clusters. When a link whose utilization is low is deactivated, the proposed method renews the VLAN-based paths that avoid it without creating broadcast storms. Since each host does not need to process VLAN tags, the proposed method has advantages in both simple host configuration and high portability. Evaluation results using NAS Parallel Benchmarks show that the proposed method reduces the power consumption of switches by up to 37% without performance degradation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIPDPS 2009 - Proceedings of the 2009 IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event23rd IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS 2009 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 2009 May 232009 May 29

Other

Other23rd IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS 2009
CountryItaly
CityRome
Period09/5/2309/5/29

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Ethernet
Electric power utilization
Chemical activation
Switches
Static analysis
Telecommunication links
Bandwidth
Degradation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Software

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Koibuchi, M., Otsuka, T., Matsutani, H., & Amano, H. (2009). An on/off link activation method for low-power ethernet in PC clusters. In IPDPS 2009 - Proceedings of the 2009 IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium [5161069] https://doi.org/10.1109/IPDPS.2009.5161069

An on/off link activation method for low-power ethernet in PC clusters. / Koibuchi, Michihiro; Otsuka, Tomohiro; Matsutani, Hiroki; Amano, Hideharu.

IPDPS 2009 - Proceedings of the 2009 IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium. 2009. 5161069.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Koibuchi, M, Otsuka, T, Matsutani, H & Amano, H 2009, An on/off link activation method for low-power ethernet in PC clusters. in IPDPS 2009 - Proceedings of the 2009 IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium., 5161069, 23rd IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS 2009, Rome, Italy, 09/5/23. https://doi.org/10.1109/IPDPS.2009.5161069
Koibuchi M, Otsuka T, Matsutani H, Amano H. An on/off link activation method for low-power ethernet in PC clusters. In IPDPS 2009 - Proceedings of the 2009 IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium. 2009. 5161069 https://doi.org/10.1109/IPDPS.2009.5161069
Koibuchi, Michihiro ; Otsuka, Tomohiro ; Matsutani, Hiroki ; Amano, Hideharu. / An on/off link activation method for low-power ethernet in PC clusters. IPDPS 2009 - Proceedings of the 2009 IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium. 2009.
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