Power Efficiency of a SBC Based Hadoop Cluster

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 224)


Security, reliability and energy efficiency are key requirements in any smart cities applications. In this paper, we investigate the use of a power efficient cloud cluster composed of Single Board Computers (SBC). A Low-Cost Cloud Computing Cluster (LoC4) is designed using Raspberry Pi and Odroid Xu4 Single Board Computers. The LoC4 cluster is thoroughly tested for performance and power efficiency using TeraGen and TeraSort benchmarks that are used primarily for stress testing the Hadoop cluster. Results show that Odroid Xu4 computers consume more energy compared to RPi computers, however the overall energy consumption in the cluster for completion of a task was 91% and 72% better for Odroid Xu4 with workloads of 800 MB and 400 MB respectively.


Hybrid cloud computing Low cost cluster Power efficiency 



This work is partially funded by the Robotics and Internet of Things Unit (RIoTU) at Prince Sultan University.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Prince Sultan UniversityRiyadhSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.Gaitech RoboticsHong kongChina
  3. 3.CISTER, INESC-TEC, ISEP, Polytechnic Institute of PortoPortoPortugal

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