Geographical Scheduling of Multi-application Tasks for Cost Minimization in Distributed Green Data Centers

Jing Bi, Haitao Yuan, Mengchu Zhou

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Abstract

The infrastructure resources in distributed green data centers (DGDCs) are shared by multiple heterogeneous applications to provide flexible services to global users in a high-performance and low-cost way. It is highly challenging to minimize the total cost of a DGDC provider in a market where bandwidth price of Internet service providers (ISPs), electricity price and the availability of renewable green energy all vary with geographic locations. Unlike existing studies, a Geographical Scheduling method of Multi-Application Tasks (GSMAT) that exploits spatial diversity in DGDCs is proposed to minimize the total cost of their provider by cost-effectively scheduling all arriving tasks of heterogeneous applications to meet tasks' delay bound constraints. In each time slot, the cost minimization problem for DGDCs is formulated as a constrained optimization one and solved by the proposed Simulated-annealing-based Bat Algorithm (SBA). Trace-driven experiments demonstrate that GSMAT achieves lower cost and higher throughput than two typical scheduling methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2018 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages3171-3176
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538666500
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 16 2019
Event2018 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2018 - Miyazaki, Japan
Duration: Oct 7 2018Oct 10 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2018 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2018

Conference

Conference2018 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2018
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityMiyazaki
Period10/7/1810/10/18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Health Informatics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Human-Computer Interaction

Keywords

  • Green data centers
  • bat algorithm
  • cost minimization
  • distributed computing
  • hybrid meta-heuristic optimization
  • simulated annealing
  • task scheduling

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