Energy-efficient resource management for scientific workflows in clouds

Fei Cao, Michelle M. Zhu, Chase Q. Wu

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The elastic resource provision, non-interfering resource sharing and flexible customized configuration provided by the Cloud infrastructure has shed light on efficient execution of many scientific applications. Due to the increasing deployment of data centers and computer servers around the globe escalated by the higher electricity price, the energy cost on running the computing, communication and cooling together with the amount of CO2 emissions have skyrocketed. In order to maintain sustainable Cloud computing facing with ever-increasing problem complexity and big data size in the next decades, we design and develop energy-aware scientific workflow scheduling algorithm to minimize energy consumption and CO2 emission while still satisfying certain Quality of Service (QoS) such as response time specified in Service Level Agreement (SLA). We also apply Dynamic Voltage and Frequency Scaling (DVFS) and DNS scheme to further reduce energy consumption within acceptable performance bounds. Our multiple-step resource provision and allocation algorithm achieves the response time requirement in the step of forwarding task scheduling and minimizes the VM overhead for reduced energy consumption and higher resource utilization rate in the backward task scheduling step. The effectiveness of our algorithm is evaluated under various performance metrics and experimental scenarios using software adapted from open source CloudSim simulator.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2014 IEEE 10th World Congress on Services, SERVICES 2014
EditorsLiang-Jie Zhang, Rami Bahsoon
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781479950690
StatePublished - Sep 18 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event2014 IEEE 10th World Congress on Services, SERVICES 2014 - Anchorage, United States
Duration: Jun 27 2014Jul 2 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2014 IEEE 10th World Congress on Services, SERVICES 2014


Conference2014 IEEE 10th World Congress on Services, SERVICES 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Computer Science
  • General Business, Management and Accounting


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