Energy Efficiency Management Platform (E2MP)

Period of Performance: 01/01/2013 - 12/31/2013

$125K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Pmac Laboratories, Inc.
9747 Businesspark Avenue
San Diego, CA 92131
Principal Investigator
Firm POC

Abstract

The Energy Efficiency Management Platform (E2MP) is a power-aware, "Green" computing technology for managing energy consumption on High End Computing (HEC) systems while still achieving performance targets.The E2MP dynamically controls processor clock frequencies and voltages in a way as to minimize the energy required to complete the application run.The platform functions by running predictive analytics on application trace data and developing a customized frequency & voltage management scheme based on characteristics of the application and input set.The Phase I objective is to construct a technology demonstration of the platform using a computer server and workload (application) profile representative of NASA's HEC environment. The demonstration, based on an application of interest to NASA (OVERFLOW) will prove the feasibility of handling arbitrary input data sets and conducting statistical power modeling, laying the groundwork for further commercialization activities in Phase II.