Journal article

Energy-efficient job-assignment policy with asymptotically guaranteed performance deviation

J Fu, B Moran

IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking | IEEE | Published : 2020


We study a job-assignment problem in a large-scale server farm system with geographically deployed servers as abstracted computer components (e.g., storage, network links, and processors) that are potentially diverse. We aim to maximize the energy efficiency of the entire system by effectively controlling carried load on networked servers. A scalable, near-optimal job-assignment policy is proposed. The optimality is gauged as, roughly speaking, energy cost per job. Our key result is an upper bound on the deviation between the proposed policy and the asymptotically optimal energy efficiency, when job sizes are exponentially distributed and blocking probabilities are positive. Relying on Whitt..

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