Authors: Lin Liu; JingGuo Dai
Addresses: College of Information Science and Engineering, Shaoguan University, Shaoguan 512005, China ' College of Information Science and Engineering, Shaoguan University, Shaoguan 512005, China
Abstract: A novel intelligent network disk (IND) RAM energy management policy is proposed to improve the performance loss of IND caused by old policy. In our method, a replica space is established in the memory of NIC and the copy of high frequency read-only data is put into replica space, thereby reducing the frequency of status changes in IND's memory bank during the I/O process, and extending the duration of low-cost status of IND memory and BUS. Thus, more energy is saved. Meanwhile, replica space can reduce the frequent read-only data transfer via BUS, which can improve the system performance. The experimental results show the new policy can save more than 20% of memory's energy compared to traditional IND energy saving policy and improve the I/O performance of the IND system by more than 10%. Additionally, this strategy can be extended to similar structures with good theoretical and practical value.
Keywords: intelligent network disk; IND; energy saving; high performance; dynamic power management; DPM.
International Journal of High Performance Computing and Networking, 2018 Vol.11 No.3, pp.214 - 222
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