Director: Dr. Amy Fleischer, Professor and Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Director of the NovaTherm Laboratory
Current and recent work on energy-aware scheduling at the server and rack levels, particularly for Linux platforms, does not exploit statically or dynamically determined job characteristics or the physical environmental conditions (such as temperatures near the vicinity of the servers/racks). The development of such job and temperature-conscious scheduling techniques at the server and rack level, are essential for the predictive and synergistic management of servers and the cooling system. This effort focuses on the development of such a scheduler, by extending an already developed scheduler to a multi-tiered version for scalability. The proposed scheduler is pro-active in nature, with overrides derived from temperature sensors located externally or in a smart rack.
Ghose and Sammakia (Binghampton University)
Villanova ES2 Team Areas of Expertise
Convective heat transfer
Sustainable energy technology
Computational fluid dynamics