Journal article

Energy consumption of content distribution from nano data centers versus centralized data centers

F Jalali, R Ayre, A Vishwanath, K Hinton, T Alpcan, R Tucker

Performance Evaluation Review | Published : 2014

Abstract

Energy consumption of nano data centers has recently been a topic of interest as they emerge as a novel computing and storage platform. We present end-to-end energy consumption models for nano data centers and its centralized counterpart. To assess the energy consumption of nano and centralized data centers, we propose flowbased and time-based energy consumption models for shared and single user network equipment. To evaluate our models, a set of measurements and practical experiments are performed. Our results indicate that nano data centers might lead to energy savings depending on various factors such as location of nano servers, type of access network attached to nano servers, and the ra..

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