ExCCC-DCN: A Highly Scalable, Cost-Effective and Engergy-Efficient Data Center Stucture
IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems
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Over the past decade, many data centers have been constructed around the world due to the explosive growth of data volume and type. The cost and energy consumption have become the most important challenges of building those data centers. Data centers today use commodity computers and switches instead of high-end servers and interconnections for cost-effectiveness. In this paper, we propose a new type of interconnection networks called Exchanged Cube-Connected Cycles (ExCCC). The ExCCC network is an extension of Exchanged Hypercube (EH) network by replacing each node with a cycle. The EH network is based on link removal from a Hypercube network, which makes the EH network more cost-effective as it scales up. After analyzing the topological properties of ExCCC, we employ commodity switches to construct a new class of data center network models, namely ExCCC-DCN, by leveraging the advantages of the ExCCC architecture. The analysis and experimental results demonstrate that the proposed ExCCC-DCN models significantly outperform four state-of-the-art data center network models in terms of the total cost, power consumption, scalability, and other static characteristics. It achieves the goals of low cost, low energy consumption, high network throughput, and high scalability simultaneously.
This work is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation (NSF) of China under Grant (No. 61572232, and No. 61272073), the key program of Natural Science Foundation of Guangdong Province (No.S2013020012865), and the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities.
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