Supervisor name and Title at FIU/FAU:
Raju Rangaswami, Assistant Professor.
Name of the PIRE International Partner’s Institution:
IBM Research India.
Supervisor’s Name and Title at the PIRE International Partner’s Institution:
Akshat Verma, Research Staff Member
Compass: Cost of Migration-aware Placement in Storage Systems
Dynamic resource allocation and managemetn in a virtualized data center with reducing power consumption as the primary goal following constraints posed by Service Level Agreements made with clients.
Motivation and Impact:
There are several ongoing projects related to virtualized data centers management, but no one focusing on power consumption reduction.
The project is still in the development phase; no extensive experimentation has been done yet. Related research is being developed by Sajib Kundu at the Databases and Systems Research Lab (FIU.)
* Identify systems parameters that effect power consumption characteristics
* Identify performance characteristics of specific workloads
* Create mechanisms to effect resource allocation and management in an online fashion. The mechanisms would be based on a cost-benefit analysis pertaining to power-savings and SLA violations.
Relation to PIRE Core Research Projects:
The project fits into the CI Enablement Layer, most specifically the Communication Virtual Machine box. The project enables transparent management of resources in a virtualized environment. Moreover, the prototype would manage the virtual to physical resources based on user level agreements and power consumption reduction.