Economic Mechanisms for Managing Risk in Heterogeneous Datacenters
Benjamin C. Lee, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Friday, April 25, 2014|
10:00am - 11:30am
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About the Event
As cloud computing proliferates, demand for datacenter computing capacity increases. Moreover, we must increase capacity within today's megawatt-scale power budgets. Toward this goal, we present the case for building datacenters using processors and memories that were originally intended for mobile and embedded platforms. For web search, mobile processors are 5x more efficient than server processors. We quantify and mitigate the impact on query latency, relevance, and quality-of-service. Mobile memories are 5.6x more efficient than server memories. We identify datacenter applications that can benefit from mobile memories.
Benjamin Lee is an assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University. His research focuses on scalable technologies, power-efficient architectures, and high-performance applications. He is also interested in the economics and public policy of computation. He has held visiting research positions at Microsoft Research, Intel Labs, and Lawrence Livermore National Lab.
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