Prof. Guru Venkataramani and Prof. Suresh Subramaniam recently received $499k in funding from NSF's CSR Core program for their project titled, "A server-network cooperative approach to data center energy optimization". The project investigates mechanisms to improve energy efficiency in data centers through a holistic understanding of data center servers and networks, and by leveraging the power optimizing features (such as sleep states and link rate adaptation mechanisms) present in them. Further, the project will explore the impact of heterogeneous processor hardware and emerging network paradigms, and their roles in improving energy efficiency in future data centers. The performance period is from 09/'17 through 08/'20.
July 21, 2017