Greening Web Servers: A Case for Ultra Low-power Web Servers
2014 (English)In: Proc. International Green Computing Conference (IGCC), IEEE Press, 2014Conference paper (Refereed)
In this paper, we investigate the feasibility of running web servers on low-power micro-computing boards, with emphasis on analysing the tradeoffs between power and performance. Today, small-to-medium scale enterprises, NGOs, universities typically deploy an architecture where frontend servers deliver static content and backend servers the dynamic content. Experimentation using an ARM-based Raspberry Pi system shows that, for static content, Raspberry Pi achieves similar response times to that of a typical tower server running on standard hardware. Although, the Raspberry Pi is found unsuitable for serving dynamic content, our findings show that many of these small-to-medium scale organisations can achieve large energy savings by using low-power servers for serving the static content.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IEEE Press, 2014.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-108510DOI: 10.1109/IGCC.2014.7039157ISBN: 978-1-4799-6177-1OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-108510DiVA: diva2:730599
International Green Computing Conference (IGCC 2014), November 3-5, 2014, Dallas, Texas USA