Green Storage and Operating Systems

In this project we are investigating the relationship between energy consumption, performance, and other factors, on computer systems, and especially on the storage stack.

Resources and Downloads

Evaluating Performance and Energy in File System Server Workloads Supplementary material (e.g., logs, results) for this paper.
FileBench Latest version of FileBench with fixes.

Journal Articles:

# Title (click for html version) Formats Published In Date Comments
1 Visual Correlation Analysis of Numerical and Categorical Data on the Correlation Map PDF BibTeX IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG) Dec 2014  
2 On the Trade-Offs among Performance, Energy, and Endurance in a Versatile Hybrid Drive BibTeX ACM Transactions on Storage (TOS) May 2014 Accepted for publication
3 Optimizing Energy and Performance for Server-Class File System Workloads BibTeX ACM Transactions on Storage (TOS) Sep 2010  

Conference and Workshop Papers:

# Title (click for html version) Formats Published In Date Comments
1 On the Importance of Evaluating Storage Systems' $Costs PDF BibTeX 6th USENIX Workshop in Hot Topics in Storage and File Systems (HotStorage 2014) Jun 2014  
2 The Economics of Long-Term Digital Storage PDF BibTeX The Memory of the World in the Digital age: Digitization and Preservation, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNSESCO) Sep 2012  
3 Power Consumption in Enterprise-Scale Backup Storage Systems PDF BibTeX Tenth USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST 2012) Feb 2012  
4 Model Discovery for Energy-Aware Computing Systems: An Experimental Evaluation PS PDF BibTeX 1st Workshop on Energy Consumption and Reliability of Storage Systems (ERSS'11) Jul 2011  
5 On the Energy Consumption and Performance of Systems Software PS PDF BibTeX The 4th Israeli Experimental Systems Conference (ACM SYSTOR 2011) May 2011  
6 Evaluating Performance and Energy in File System Server Workloads PS PDF BibTeX Eighth USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST 2010) Feb 2010  
7 Energy and Performance Evaluation of Lossless File Data Compression on Server Systems PS PDF BibTeX The 2nd Israeli Experimental Systems Conference (ACM SYSTOR 2009) May 2009  
8 GreenFS: Making Enterprise Computers Greener by Protecting Them Better PS PDF BibTeX Proceedings of the 3rd ACM SIGOPS/EuroSys European Conference on Computer Systems 2008 (EuroSys 2008) Apr 2008 Won Best Paper Award

Technical Reports:

# Title (click for html version) Formats Published In Date Comments
1 Cpuidle from user space PDF BibTeX Stony Brook U. CS TechReport FSL-13-05 Dec 2013  
2 Optimizing Energy and Performance for Server-Class File System Workloads PS PDF BibTeX Stony Brook U. CS TechReport FSL-10-01 May 2010 M.S. Thesis
3 Energy and Performance Evaluation of Lossless File Data Compression on Computer Systems PS PDF BibTeX Stony Brook U. CS TechReport FSL-09-02 Apr 2009 M.S. Thesis

Current Students:

# Name (click for home page) Program Member Since
1 Ming Chen PhD May 2012

Past Students:

# Name (click for home page) Program Period Current Location
1 Nikolai Joukov PhD Jan 2004 - Dec 2006 Research Staff Member, Storage and Data Services Research group, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center (Hawthorne, NY)
2 Zhichao Li PhD Sep 2009 - May 2014 Member of Technical Staff, Storage and Avaliability Group, VMware Inc. (Palo Alto, CA)
3 Vasily Tarasov PhD Jan 2008 - Nov 2013 Research Staff Member, Scale-out Storage Software, IBM Research - Almaden (San Jose, USA)
4 Rajesh Aavuty MS Sep 2011 - May 2012  
5 Saumitra Bhanage MS Sep 2009 - Dec 2010 Technical Yahoo! Software System Development Engineer, Messenger Server group, core team, Yahoo! (Sunnyvale, CA)
6 Rachita Kothiyal MS Sep 2007 - May 2009 Member of Technical Staff, Network Appliance, Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA)
7 Amanpreet Mukker MS Sep 2013 - May 2014 Technology Analyst, Corporate & Investment Banking (CIB), JP Morgan Chase & Co. (New York, NY)
8 Koundinya Muppalla MS Jan 2011 - May 2011  
9 Madhu Srikar Palmur MS Sep 2012 - Dec 2013 Member of Technical Staff, Project MARS - Engineering, NetApp Inc (Sunnyvale, USA)
10 Priya Sehgal MS Jan 2009 - May 2010 Member of Technical Staff, Advanced Technology Group, NetApp (Bangalore, India)
11 Gyumin Sim MS Jan 2010 - Dec 2010 Software Engineer, Data Center Power Team Google (Mountain View, CA)

Sponsors:

# Sponsor Amount Period Type Title (click for award abstract)
1 NSF Core Techniques and Technologies for Advancing Big Data Science & Engineering (BIGDATA) $444,267 2013-2016 Lead-PI BIGDATA: Small: DCM: Collaborative Research: An efficient, versatile, scalable, and portable storage system for scientific data containers
2 Government of Israel (GoI), Mission to the USA $47,152 2013-2014 Lead-PI Server-Class Performance vs. Energy Optimizations
3 NSF HECURA $720,463 2009-2012 Lead-PI Performance- and Energy-Aware HEC Storage Stacks
4 NetApp Advanced technlogy Group $30,000 2008 Sole PI NetApp Research Award
5 IBM Faculty Award $20,000 2008-2009 Sole PI The Impact of of Storage Software and Aging on Power Consumption
6 NetApp Advanced technlogy Group $91,083 2007 Sole PI NetApp Equipment Award


(Last updated: Wed Dec 10 11:59:37 EST 2014)