Energy optimization and analysis with EAR
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EAR is an energy management framework which offers three main services: energy accounting, energy control, and energy optimization. The latter is done through the EAR runtime library (EARL). EARL is a dynamic, transparent, and lightweight runtime library that provides energy optimisation and control. EARL optimises energy by selecting the optimal CPU frequency, based on the energy policy selected and application runtime characteristics without any application modification or user input. Currently EARL only works for MPI applications but EAR itself can still operate for non-MPI applications. It automatically (and transparently) identifies iterative regions (loops) and computes a set of metrics per iteration, application signature, and, together with the system signature, applies energy models to estimate the execution time and power for the CPU frequencies available. System signature is a set of coefficients per-node computed during EAR installation via a learning phase. Given time and power projections, EARL selects the best frequency based on policy settings. This papers shows how to optimize energy using the EAR library with min_time_to_solution energy policy and how to analyse applications through EAR framework. Evaluation includes eight applications with different sizes and application signatures. Results show how EARL computes each application signature on the fly and applies the CPU frequency selected by the min_time_to_solution policy.
CitationCorbalán, J. [et al.]. Energy optimization and analysis with EAR. A: IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing. "2020 IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing: 14–17 September 2020, Kobe, Japan: proceedings". Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2020, p. 464-472. ISBN 978-1-7281-6677-3. DOI 10.1109/CLUSTER49012.2020.00067.