Reducing electricity cost through virtual machine placement in high performance computing clouds

Kien Le, Jingru Zhang, Jiandong Meng, Ricardo Bianchini, Yogesh Jaluria, Thu D. Nguyen

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Abstract

In this paper, we first study the impact of load placement policies on cooling and maximum data center temperatures in cloud service providers that operate multiple geographically distributed data centers. Based on this study, we then propose dynamic load distribution policies that consider all electricity-related costs as well as transient cooling effects. Our evaluation studies the ability of different cooling strategies to handle load spikes, compares the behaviors of our dynamic cost-aware policies to cost-unaware and static policies, and explores the effects of many parameter settings. Among other interesting results, we demonstrate that (1) our policies can provide large cost savings, (2) load migration enables savings in many scenarios, and (3) all electricity-related costs must be considered at the same time for higher and consistent cost savings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2011 SC - International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
Event2011 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, SC11 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: Nov 12 2011Nov 18 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of 2011 SC - International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis

Other

Other2011 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, SC11
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period11/12/1111/18/11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications

Keywords

  • Computing cloud
  • Cooling
  • Energy
  • Multi-data-center

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