An energy saving mechanism based on vacation queuing theory in data center networks

Emna Baccour, Ala Gouissem, Sebti Foufou, Ridha Hamila, Zahir Tari, Albert Y. Zomaya

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    Abstract

    To satisfy the growing need for computing resources, data centers consume a huge amount of power which raises serious concerns regarding the scale of the energy consumption and wastage. One of the important reasons for such energy wastage relates to the redundancies. Redundancies are defined as the backup routing paths and unneeded active ports implemented for the sake of load balancing and fault tolerance. The energy loss may also be caused by the random nature of incoming packets forcing nodes to stay powered on all the times to await for incoming tasks. This paper proposes a re-architecturing of network devices to address energy wastage issue by consolidating the traffic arriving from different interfaces into fewer ports and turning off the idle ones. This paper also proposes to attribute sleeping and active periods to the processing ports to prevent them from remaining active waiting for random arrivals. Finally, we use the vacation queuing theory to model the packets arriving process and calculate the expectation of vacation periods and the energy saved. Then, we strengthen our work with a simulation part that validates the analytical derivations and shows that the proposed mechanism can reduce more than 25% of the energy consumption.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationMobile Networks and Management - 9th International Conference, MONAMI 2017, Proceedings
    PublisherSpringer-Verlag
    Pages188-202
    Number of pages15
    ISBN (Print)9783319907741
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
    Event9th International Conference on Mobile Networks and Management, MONAMI 2017 - Melbourne, Australia
    Duration: Dec 13 2017Dec 15 2017

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST
    Volume235
    ISSN (Print)1867-8211

    Other

    Other9th International Conference on Mobile Networks and Management, MONAMI 2017
    CountryAustralia
    CityMelbourne
    Period12/13/1712/15/17

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    Redundancy
    Energy conservation
    Energy utilization
    Fault tolerance
    Resource allocation
    Energy dissipation
    Processing

    Keywords

    • Data center networks
    • Power consumption
    • Vacation queuing theory

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Baccour, E., Gouissem, A., Foufou, S., Hamila, R., Tari, Z., & Zomaya, A. Y. (2018). An energy saving mechanism based on vacation queuing theory in data center networks. In Mobile Networks and Management - 9th International Conference, MONAMI 2017, Proceedings (pp. 188-202). (Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST; Vol. 235). Springer-Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-90775-8_16

    An energy saving mechanism based on vacation queuing theory in data center networks. / Baccour, Emna; Gouissem, Ala; Foufou, Sebti; Hamila, Ridha; Tari, Zahir; Zomaya, Albert Y.

    Mobile Networks and Management - 9th International Conference, MONAMI 2017, Proceedings. Springer-Verlag, 2018. p. 188-202 (Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST; Vol. 235).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Baccour, E, Gouissem, A, Foufou, S, Hamila, R, Tari, Z & Zomaya, AY 2018, An energy saving mechanism based on vacation queuing theory in data center networks. in Mobile Networks and Management - 9th International Conference, MONAMI 2017, Proceedings. Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST, vol. 235, Springer-Verlag, pp. 188-202, 9th International Conference on Mobile Networks and Management, MONAMI 2017, Melbourne, Australia, 12/13/17. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-90775-8_16
    Baccour E, Gouissem A, Foufou S, Hamila R, Tari Z, Zomaya AY. An energy saving mechanism based on vacation queuing theory in data center networks. In Mobile Networks and Management - 9th International Conference, MONAMI 2017, Proceedings. Springer-Verlag. 2018. p. 188-202. (Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-90775-8_16
    Baccour, Emna ; Gouissem, Ala ; Foufou, Sebti ; Hamila, Ridha ; Tari, Zahir ; Zomaya, Albert Y. / An energy saving mechanism based on vacation queuing theory in data center networks. Mobile Networks and Management - 9th International Conference, MONAMI 2017, Proceedings. Springer-Verlag, 2018. pp. 188-202 (Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST).
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