On the Fundamental Energy Trade-offs of Geographical Load Balancing

Abbas Kiani Kiani, Nirwan Ansari

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Geographical load balancing can optimize the utilization of green energy and the cost of electricity by taking advantage of greenness and price diversities at geographically dispersed data centers. However, higher green energy utilization or lower electricity cost may actually increase the total energy consumption, and is not necessarily the best option. The achievable energy trade-offs can be captured by taking into consideration a defined service efficiency parameter for geo-dispersed data centers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number7926937
Pages (from-to)170-175
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Communications Magazine
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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