Energy Consumption and Performance Optimized Task Scheduling in Distributed Data Centers

Haitao Yuan, Jing Bi, Jia Zhang, Meng Chu Zhou

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A growing number of organizations are hosting their software applications in distributed data centers (DCs) in the cloud, for faster response time and higher energy efficiency. The dramatic increase of user tasks, however, poses a significant challenge on DC providers to retain users' expectations on both aspects. To tackle this challenge, this work first formulates the problem into a constrained biobjective optimization problem. A biobjective algorithm, named simulated-annealing-based adaptive differential evolution (SADE), is presented to simultaneously reduce both the response time of tasks and energy cost. Meanwhile, a method of minimal Manhattan distance is adopted to search for a final knee, for achieving a good balance between response time minimization and energy cost reduction. Experimental results on real-life datasets, i.e., the electricity prices and tasks collected from a Google cluster trace, have proved that SADE yields less task response time and lower energy cost compared with state-of-the-art algorithms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5506-5517
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


  • Biobjective optimization
  • cloud data centers (DCs)
  • differential evolution (DE)
  • energy optimization
  • resource allocation
  • simulated annealing (SA)


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