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Integrated Energy Efficient Data Centre Management for Green Cloud Computing - The FP7 GENiC Project Experience

J. Ignacio Torrens, Deepak Mehta, Vojtech Zavrel, Diarmuid Grimes, Thomas Scherer, Robert Birke, Lydia Chen, Susan Rea, Lara Lopez, Enric Pages, Dirk Pesch
2016 Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science  
We have implemented a prototype of the platform together with workload and thermal management algorithms. We evaluate the algorithms in a simulation based model of a real data centre.  ...  Energy consumed by computation and cooling represents the greatest percentage of the average energy consumed in a data centre.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The authors acknowledge the contribution of the whole GENiC consortium. We also acknowledge the financial contribution of the EC under framework programme contract no. 608826.  ... 
doi:10.5220/0005928003750386 dblp:conf/closer/TorrensMZGSBCRL16 fatcat:mlmtylikgnh3fplexupridy4ha

Characterizing the power cost of virtualization environments

Senay Semu Tadesse, Carla Fabiana Chiasserini, Francesco Malandrino
2018 Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies  
To this end, we perform a large set of real-world measurements, using both synthetic workloads and real-world applications, and use them to model the relationship between the resource usage of the hosted  ...  Virtualization is a key building block of next-generation mobile networks. It can be implemented through two main approaches: traditional virtual machines (VMs) and lighter-weight containers.  ...  Real-world workloads For real-world workloads, we select two types of application that play a crucial role in the traffic of next-generation networks: video streaming and online gaming.  ... 
doi:10.1002/ett.3462 fatcat:f47xb4yy4ncrdo4ef65eeaeqlu

Energy Performance Assessment of Virtualization Technologies Using Small Environmental Monitoring Sensors

Lu Liu, Osama Masfary, Nick Antonopoulos
2012 Sensors  
Since servers and air conditioners represent the top users of electrical power in the data centre, this research sets out to explore methods from each subsystem of the data centre as part of an overall  ...  The increasing trends of electrical consumption within data centres are a growing concern for business owners as they are quickly becoming a large fraction of the total cost of ownership.  ...  Acknowledgment The work reported in this paper has been supported by the RLTF HECloud Programme  ... 
doi:10.3390/s120506610 pmid:22778660 pmcid:PMC3386759 fatcat:ersm5fi3jvevvazxj524zawqwy

Characterizing the Power Cost of Virtualization Environments [article]

Senay Semu Tadesse and Carla Fabiana Chiasserini and Francesco Malandrino
2018 arXiv   pre-print
To this end, we perform a large set of real-world measurements, using both synthetic workloads and real-world applications, and use them to model the relationship between the resource usage of the hosted  ...  application and the power consumption of both virtual machines and containers hosting it.  ...  Real-world workloads For real-world workloads, we select two types of application that play a crucial role in the traffic of next-generation networks: video streaming and on-line gaming.  ... 
arXiv:1809.03724v1 fatcat:kue67lnowvdhdaxmvxoyjshdyq

Globally Optimised Energy-Efficient Data Centres [chapter]

Dirk Pesch, Susan Rea, J. Ignacio Torrens, Vojtech Zavrel, J.L.M. Hensen, Diarmuid Grimes, Barry O'Sullivan, Thomas Scherer, Robert Birke, Lydia Chen, Ton Engbersen, Lara Lopez (+4 others)
2017 ICT - Energy Concepts for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability  
The control algorithms are evaluated in an accurate simulationbased model of a real data centre.  ...  A prototype of the system has been implemented, including joint workload and thermal management algorithms.  ...  Acknowledgements The authors acknowledge the European Commission's 7th Framework Programme in part funding the work reported here under Grant No. 608826. Author details  ... 
doi:10.5772/65988 fatcat:pbspuunv4fb47pf4dtvdugszum

A Low-cost Distributed IoT-based Augmented Reality Interactive Simulator For Team Training

Pietro Piazzolla, Marco Gribaudo, Simone Colombo, Davide Manca, Mauro Iacono
2017 ECMS 2017 Proceedings edited by Zita Zoltay Paprika, Péter Horák, Kata Váradi, Péter Tamás Zwierczyk, Ágnes Vidovics-Dancs, János Péter Rádics  
The performance over cost ratio of last generation off the shelf devices enables the design of heterogeneous distributed computing systems capable of supporting the implementation of an immersive Virtual  ...  In this paper we present our work in progress on a low cost distributed immersive simulation system for the training of teams by means of Virtual Reality and off the shelf mobile and prototyping devices  ...  Trainees benefit of the use of a virtual environment in avoiding them all the risks and costs associated with physical world training.  ... 
doi:10.7148/2017-0591 dblp:conf/ecms/PiazzollaGCMI17 fatcat:vtraj5it6nbdnfmwt6cbeksbb4

A simulation modelling tool for Distributed Virtual Environments

Christos Bouras, Eri Giannaka, Thrasyvoulos Tsiatsos
2012 Simulation modelling practice and theory  
Distributed Virtual Environments simulate the behaviour and activities of a great number of users interacting in a virtual world over a wide area network.  ...  The size of the virtual worlds and the tremendous number of users that these environments are called to support require additional bandwidth and computational resources.  ...  cost and the ASR of the simulated virtual world.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.simpat.2012.02.006 fatcat:luof3jxslvcfhlare5bs6hasbm

Recent Advances in Energy Efficient Resource Management Techniques in Cloud Computing Environments [article]

Niloofar Gholipour, Ehsan Arianyan, Rajkumar Buyya
2021 arXiv   pre-print
Cloud enables access to a shared pool of virtual resources hosted in large energy-hungry data centers for diverse information and communication services with dynamic workloads.  ...  Besides, it reviews and surveys the literature in the range of 2015 through 2021 in the subject of energy-efficient cloud resource management techniques and maps them to its proposed taxonomy, which unveils  ...  The authors [90] have addressed MEC and LB goals. They have also implemented virtualization techniques by the arbitrary workload.  ... 
arXiv:2107.06005v1 fatcat:5tr5whp4wjhzblf5ho6vyxnifq

Thermal characterization of cloud workloads on a power-efficient server-on-chip

Dragomir Milojevic, Sachin Idgunji, Djordje Jevdjic, Emre Ozer, Pejman Lotfi-Kamran, Andreas Panteli, Andreas Prodromou, Chrysostomos Nicopoulos, Damien Hardy, Babak Falsari, Yiannakis Sazeides
2012 2012 IEEE 30th International Conference on Computer Design (ICCD)  
However, with real cloud workloads, the power density in the server-on-chip remains much below the temperatures reached by the CPU-centric workloads as a result of much lower power burnt by memory-intensive  ...  The integration of 3D-stacked Wide I/O DRAM on top of a logic die increases available memory bandwidth by using dense and fast Through-Silicon Vias (TSVs) instead of off-chip IOs, enabling faster data  ...  However, while running the real-world data-intensive cloud workloads used in datacenters, the die temperatures in the server-on-chip can be kept under nominal operating temperatures using low-cost passive  ... 
doi:10.1109/iccd.2012.6378637 dblp:conf/iccd/MilojevicIJOLPPNHFS12 fatcat:cruk6cs3qbbxlhskdzfhzuv6wq

Fog Computing for Internet of Things (IoT)-Aided Smart Grid Architectures

Md. Hussain, M.M. Beg
2019 Big Data and Cognitive Computing  
We then propose a cost optimization model for FC that jointly investigates data consumer association, workload distribution, virtual machine placement and Quality-of-Service (QoS) constraints.  ...  The fast-paced development of power systems necessitates the smart grid (SG) to facilitate real-time control and monitoring with bidirectional communication and electricity flows.  ...  For further conclusive insights, real-world trials need to be conducted on SG architectures.  ... 
doi:10.3390/bdcc3010008 fatcat:6wqdf443snhqvcn2smtehea4n4

Fog Assisted Cloud Models for Smart Grid Architectures- Comparison Study and Optimal Deployment [article]

Md. Muzakkir Hussain, Mohammad Saad Alam, M.M. Sufyan Beg
2018 arXiv   pre-print
Following this architecture we proposed a cost optimization framework that jointly investigates data consumer association, workload distribution, virtual machine placement and QoS constraints towards viable  ...  Comprehensive evaluation of proposed framework on real world parameters shows that for an infrastructure with nearly 50% applications requesting real-time services, the overall service latency for fog  ...  For further conclusive insights, real-world trials need to be conducted on SG architectures.  ... 
arXiv:1805.09254v1 fatcat:bnddfokhqbavvdqg36zec4j6jq

Practical Adoption of Cloud Computing in Power Systems- Drivers, Challenges, Guidance, and Real-world Use Cases [article]

Song Zhang, Amritanshu Pandey, Xiaochuan Luo, Maggy Powell, Ranjan Banerji, Lei Fan, Abhineet Parchure, Edgardo Luzcando
2022 arXiv   pre-print
Finally, to tie all the sections together, the paper documents various real-world use cases of cloud technology in the power system domain, which both the power industry practitioners and software vendors  ...  It follows with the discussion of the challenges and risks of migrating power grid utility workloads to the cloud.  ...  The authors would like to thank a group of Task Force members for providing the facts about how they use cloudbased solutions to address their specific business needs.  ... 
arXiv:2108.00303v5 fatcat:sr7n5gelfbcgdcm2l56c5ahcza

Energy-proportional profiling and accounting in heterogeneous virtualized environments

Mascha Kurpicz, Anne-Cécile Orgerie, Anita Sobe, Pascal Felber
2018 Sustainable Computing: Informatics and Systems  
We provide performance results of PowerIndex on real hardware, and we discuss the use cases and applicability of EPAVE.  ...  The challenge is to provide a fair and predictable model to attribute the overall energy costs per virtual machine (VM) in heterogeneous environments.  ...  Acknowledgments The work presented in this paper has been partially supported by EU under the COST programme Action IC1305, Network for Sustainable Ultrascale  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.suscom.2017.11.002 fatcat:iajjpgm4yrg65h7kqyjm2zyf5i

Performance improvement of Distributed Virtual Environments by exploiting objects' attributes

Christos Bouras, Eri Giannaka, Thrasyvoulos Tsiatsos
2011 Virtual Reality  
Given the distributed nature of these environments, the main problems they need to overcome are the efficient distribution of workload among the servers and the minimization of the communication cost.  ...  These scenario-specific aspects are then combined with quantitative factors of the system, such as workload, communication cost, and utilization.  ...  Introduction A virtual environment can be considered as a simulation of either an imaginary or real-world generated by a computer.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10055-011-0198-6 fatcat:vei5z27b4bap5lappkhxr4ib3e

ReSQoV: A Scalable Resource Allocation Model for QoS-Satisfied Cloud Services

Hassan Mahmood Khan, Fang-Fang Chua, Timothy Tzen Vun Yap
2022 Future Internet  
The results show that after USLbased Quantified resource allocation, QoS is regained, and validation of the ReSQoV is performed through the statistical test ANOVA that shows the significant difference  ...  We investigate the method to ensure the Quality of Service (QoS), estimate the required resources, and modify allotted resources depending on workload, serialization, and parallelism due to resources.  ...  The solution's efficiency was tested on two simulated and real-world workloads. Cost, resource usage, and delay violation measures were significantly improved over alternative techniques [18] .  ... 
doi:10.3390/fi14050131 fatcat:2hqbtm3vgvhcfcvvrkvv6uaeky
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