Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):
D. Lucanin, I. Brandic:
"Take a Break: Cloud Scheduling Optimized for Real-Time Electricity Pricing";
Talk: IEEE 3rd International Conference on Cloud and Green Computing, CGC 2013,
- 2013-10-02; in: "Proceedings of the IEEE 3rd International Conference on Cloud and Green Computing, CGC 2013 and Proceedings of SCA 2013",
IEEE Computer Society,
Cloud computing revolutionised the industry with its elastic, on-demand approach to computational resources, but has lead to a tremendous impact on the environment. Data centers constitute 1.1-1.5% of total electricity usage in the world. Taking a more informed view of the electrical grid by analysing real-time electricity prices, we set the foundations of a grid-conscious cloud. We propose a scheduling algorithm that predicts electricity price peaks and throttles energy consumption by pausing virtual machines. We evaluate the approach on the OpenStack cloud manager through an empirical approach and show reductions in energy consumption and costs. Finally, we define green instances in which cloud providers can offer such services to their customers under better pricing options.
"Official" electronic version of the publication (accessed through its Digital Object Identifier - DOI)
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