Journal article

Fog Computing May Help to Save Energy in Cloud Computing

Fatemeh Jalali, Kerry Hinton, Robert Ayre, Tansu Alpcan, Rodney S Tucker

IEEE JOURNAL ON SELECTED AREAS IN COMMUNICATIONS | IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC | Published : 2016

Abstract

Tiny computers located in end-user premises are becoming popular as local servers for Internet of Things (IoT) and Fog computing services. These highly distributed servers that can host and distribute content and applications in a peer-to-peer (P2P) fashion are known as nano data centers (nDCs). Despite the growing popularity of nano servers, their energy consumption is not well-investigated. To study energy consumption of nDCs, we propose and use flow-based and time-based energy consumption models for shared and unshared network equipment, respectively. To apply and validate these models, a set of measurements and experiments are performed to compare energy consumption of a service provided..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by Bell Labs (Alcatel-Lucent), The State Government of Victoria, Australia, and The University of Melbourne. This paper is an extended version of the paper presented at the ACM GreenMetrics 2014 Conference.