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SCHEDULE: NOV 16-22, 2013

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Integrating Dynamic Pricing of Electricity into Energy Aware Scheduling for HPC Systems

SESSION: Energy Management


TIME: 2:30PM - 3:00PM


AUTHOR(S):Xu Yang, Zhou Zhou, Sean Wallace, Zhiling Lan, Wei Tang, Susan Coghlan, Michael E. Papka


The research literature to date mainly aimed at reducing energy consumption in HPC environments. In this paper we propose a job power aware scheduling mechanism to reduce HPC's electricity bill without degrading the system utilization. The novelty of our job scheduling mechanism is its ability to take the variation of electricity price into consideration as a means to make better decisions of the timing of scheduling jobs with diverse power profiles. We verified the effectiveness of our design by conducting trace-based experiments on an IBM Blue Gene/P and a cluster system as well as a case study on Argonne's 48-rack IBM Blue Gene/Q system. Our preliminary results show that our power aware algorithm can reduce electricity bill of HPC systems as much as 23%.

Chair/Author Details:

Taisuke Boku (Chair) - University of Tsukuba

Xu Yang - Illinois Institute of Technology

Zhou Zhou - Illinois Institute of Technology

Sean Wallace - Illinois Institute of Technology

Zhiling Lan - Illinois Institute of Technology

Wei Tang - Argonne National Laboratory

Susan Coghlan - Argonne National Laboratory

Michael E. Papka - Argonne National Laboratory

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