SC14 New Orleans, LA

The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis

A Power API for the HPC Community.

Authors: David DeBonis (Sandia National Laboratories), Ryan E. Grant (Sandia National Laboratories), Stephen L. Olivier (Sandia National Laboratories), Michael Levenhagen (Sandia National Laboratories), Suzanne M. Kelly (Sandia National Laboratories), Kevin T. Pedretti (Sandia National Laboratories), James H. Laros (Sandia National Laboratories)

Abstract: Abstract—Power measurement and control are necessary for the proper operation of future power capped HPC systems. Current approaches to power measurement and control are limited and have proprietary interfaces. This poster presents a new vendor-neutral API for power measurement and control, based on the API document developed at Sandia National Labs and reviewed by industry, laboratory, and university partners. The API provides a publicly available free interface design that can be used to leverage power measurement and control hardware for large systems. This poster presents a description of the API itself, and the motivation behind the design of the API and its individual interfaces. Finally, the poster summarizes several power related research projects at Sandia National Laboratories that can leverage the Power API to transition research efforts quickly and portably into a production domain.

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