PowerAPI is a middleware toolkit for building software-defined power meters. Software-defined power meters are configurable software libraries that can estimate the power consumption of software in real-time. PowerAPI supports the acquisition of raw metrics from a wide diversity of sensors (eg., physical meters, processor interfaces, hardware counters, OS counters) and the delivery of power consumptions via different channels (including file system, network, web, graphical). As a middleware toolkit, PowerAPI offers the capability of assembling power meters «à la carte» to accommodate user requirements.
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- The Next 700 CPU Power Models: M. Colmant, R. Rouvoy, M. Kurpicz, A. Sobe, P. Felber, L. Seinturier. Elsevier Journal of Systems and Software (JSS). 144(10):382-396, Elsevier.
- WattsKit: Software-Defined Power Monitoring of Distributed Systems: M. Colmant, P. Felber, R. Rouvoy, L. Seinturier. IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing (CCGrid). April 2017, Spain, France. pp.1-14.
- Process-level Power Estimation in VM-based Systems: M. Colmant, M. Kurpicz, L. Huertas, R. Rouvoy, P. Felber, A. Sobe. European Conference on Computer Systems (EuroSys). April 2015, Bordeaux, France. pp.1-14.
- Monitoring Energy Hotspots in Software: A. Noureddine, R. Rouvoy, L. Seinturier. Journal of Automated Software Engineering, Springer, 2015, pp.1-42.
- Unit Testing of Energy Consumption of Software Libraries: A. Noureddine, R. Rouvoy, L. Seinturier. International Symposium On Applied Computing (SAC), March 2014, Gyeongju, South Korea. pp.1200-1205.
- Informatique : Des logiciels mis au vert: L. Seinturier, R. Rouvoy. J’innove en Nord Pas de Calais, NFID, 2013.
- PowerAPI: A Software Library to Monitor the Energy Consumed at the Process-Level: A. Bourdon, A. Noureddine, R. Rouvoy, L. Seinturier. ERCIM News, Special Theme: Smart Energy Systems, 92, pp.43-44. ERCIM, 2013.
- Mesurer la consommation en énergie des logiciels avec précision: A. Bourdon, R. Rouvoy, L. Seinturier. 01 Business & Technologies, 2013.
- A review of energy measurement approaches: A. Noureddine, R. Rouvoy, L. Seinturier. ACM SIGOPS Operating Systems Review, ACM, 2013, 47 (3), pp.42-49.
- Runtime Monitoring of Software Energy Hotspots: A. Noureddine, A. Bourdon, R. Rouvoy, L. Seinturier. International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE), September 2012, Essen, Germany. pp.160-169.
- A Preliminary Study of the Impact of Software Engineering on GreenIT: A. Noureddine, A. Bourdon, R. Rouvoy, L. Seinturier. International Workshop on Green and Sustainable Software (GREENS), June 2012, Zurich, Switzerland. pp.21-27.
PowerAPI is used in a variety of projects to address key challenges of GreenIT:
- GenPack provides a Docker Swarm strategy to minimize the energy footprint of Docker containers deployed in a cluster
- BitWatts provides process-level power estimation of applications running in virtual machines
- Web Energy Archive ranks popular websites based on the energy footpring they imposes to browsers
- Greenspector optimises the power consumption of software by identifying potential energy leaks in the source code.
- pyzmq (version 17.1 under 3-Clause BSD license), for socket communication.
- pymongo (version 3.7.2 under Apache 2 license), for using a python API for mongoDB.
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