The Benefits of a Disaggregated Data Centre: A Resource Allocation Approach

Antonios Papaioannou, Reza Nejabati, Dimitra Simeonidou

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)

35 Citations (Scopus)
632 Downloads (Pure)


Disaggregation of IT resources has been proposed as an alternative configuration for data centres. Comparing to the monolithic server approach that data centres are being built now, in a disaggregated data centre, CPU, memory and storage are separate resource blades and they are interconnected via a network fabric. That brings greater flexibility and improvements to the future data centres in terms of utilization efficiency and energy consumption. The key enabler for the disaggregated data centre is the network, which should support the bandwidth and latency requirements of the communication that is currently inside the server. In addition, a management software is required to create the logical connection of the resources needed by an application. In this paper, we propose a disaggregated data centre network architecture, we present the first scheduling algorithm specifically designed for disaggregated computing and we demonstrate the benefits that disaggregation will bring to operators.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM 2016)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781509013289
ISBN (Print)9781509013296
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 6 Feb 2017
EventIEEE Global Communications 2016 - Washington D.C., United States
Duration: 4 Dec 20168 Dec 2016


ConferenceIEEE Global Communications 2016
Abbreviated titleGLOBECOM 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWashington D.C.
Internet address


  • Disaggregated data centre
  • scheduling
  • resource allocation
  • energy consumption


Dive into the research topics of 'The Benefits of a Disaggregated Data Centre: A Resource Allocation Approach'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this