November 20, 2023

Youssef Ait El Mahjoub (EFREI)

This work addresses the problem of performance-energy trade-off in DVFS (Dynamic Voltage Frequency Scaling) systems. We propose a stochastic hybrid model between hysteresis models and server block models. We provide a closed form for the steady-state distribution probability and we establish a “st” type order to compare the performance measures.

The fast computation of power and performance measures leads to a multi-objective optimization analysis in two forms: a scalarization method and a Pareto based method. For the two approaches, we propose fast and efficient approximate algorithms that construct progressively an optimal solution. To discuss results, the model is used to simulate a physical server hosting several VMs (Virtual Machines) where we investigate optimal thresholds for the performance-energy trade-off.