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Energy-efficient sorting using solid state disks

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4 Author(s)
Beckmann, A. ; Goethe-Univ. Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt am Main, Germany ; Meyer, U. ; Sanders, P. ; Singler, J.

We take sorting of large data sets as case study for making data-intensive applications more energy-efficient. Using a low-power processor, solid state disks, and efficient algorithms, we beat the current records in the JouleSort benchmark for 10 GB to 1 TB of data by factors of up to 5.1. Since we also use parallel processing, this usually comes without a performance penalty.

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Green Computing Conference, 2010 International

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15-18 Aug. 2010