Ocelot: A wireless sensor network and computing engine with commodity palmtop computers

Haifeng Xu, Melissa M. Bilec, Laura A. Schaefer, Amy E. Landis, Alex K. Jones

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Abstract

The embedded class processors found in commodity palmtop computers continue to become increasingly capable while retaining an energy-efficient footprint. Palmtop computers themselves, including smartphones and tablets, provide a small form factor system integrating wireless communication and non-volatile storage with these energy-efficient processors. In this paper, we present Ocelot, a grid-like computing environment that leverages palmtop computers in place of traditional workstation or server class machines to compute highly parallel light to medium-weight tasks in an energy efficient manner. Ocelot is motivated to be used in a wireless sensor network environment where palmtop computers with onboard or attached sensors form nodes to obtain and process sensor data. Using a centralized server/dashboard, data processing jobs and managed and distributed to these palmtop computers to compute the results in parallel. Our results demonstrate that these palmtop machines provide significant energy advantage - average of 67% in our case study - over energy-optimized desktop, high-performance workstation and server class machines.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2013 International Green Computing Conference Proceedings, IGCC 2013
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Print)9781479906222
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Event2013 International Green Computing Conference, IGCC 2013 - Arlington, VA, United States
Duration: Jun 27 2013Jun 29 2013

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Other2013 International Green Computing Conference, IGCC 2013
CountryUnited States
CityArlington, VA
Period6/27/136/29/13

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Wireless sensor networks
Engines
Servers
Computer workstations
Nonvolatile storage
Smartphones
Sensors
Communication

Keywords

  • Distributed computing
  • energy
  • palmtop devices
  • parallelism
  • wireless sensor network

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software

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Xu, H., Bilec, M. M., Schaefer, L. A., Landis, A. E., & Jones, A. K. (2013). Ocelot: A wireless sensor network and computing engine with commodity palmtop computers. In 2013 International Green Computing Conference Proceedings, IGCC 2013 [6604482] IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/IGCC.2013.6604482

Ocelot : A wireless sensor network and computing engine with commodity palmtop computers. / Xu, Haifeng; Bilec, Melissa M.; Schaefer, Laura A.; Landis, Amy E.; Jones, Alex K.

2013 International Green Computing Conference Proceedings, IGCC 2013. IEEE Computer Society, 2013. 6604482.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Xu, H, Bilec, MM, Schaefer, LA, Landis, AE & Jones, AK 2013, Ocelot: A wireless sensor network and computing engine with commodity palmtop computers. in 2013 International Green Computing Conference Proceedings, IGCC 2013., 6604482, IEEE Computer Society, 2013 International Green Computing Conference, IGCC 2013, Arlington, VA, United States, 6/27/13. https://doi.org/10.1109/IGCC.2013.6604482
Xu H, Bilec MM, Schaefer LA, Landis AE, Jones AK. Ocelot: A wireless sensor network and computing engine with commodity palmtop computers. In 2013 International Green Computing Conference Proceedings, IGCC 2013. IEEE Computer Society. 2013. 6604482 https://doi.org/10.1109/IGCC.2013.6604482
Xu, Haifeng ; Bilec, Melissa M. ; Schaefer, Laura A. ; Landis, Amy E. ; Jones, Alex K. / Ocelot : A wireless sensor network and computing engine with commodity palmtop computers. 2013 International Green Computing Conference Proceedings, IGCC 2013. IEEE Computer Society, 2013.
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