Fostering energy-awareness in scientific cloud users

Ostermann, Simon and Kecskeméti, Gábor and Prodan, Radu (2014) Fostering energy-awareness in scientific cloud users. In: 2014 IEEE 3rd International Conference on Cloud Networking (CloudNet), 2014.10.08-10, Luxemburg.

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Academic cloud infrastructures are constructed and maintained so they minimally constrain their users. Since they are free and do not limit usage patterns, academics developed such behavior that jeopardizes fair and flexible resource provi- sioning. For efficiency, related work either explicitly limits user access to resources, or introduces automatic rationing techniques. Surprisingly, the root cause (i.e., the user behavior) is disregarded by these approaches. This paper compares academic cloud user behavior to its commercial equivalent. We deduce, that academics should behave like commercial cloud users to relieve resource provisioning. To encourage this behavior, we propose an archi- tectural extension to academic infrastructure clouds. We evaluate our extension via a simulation using real life academic resource request traces. We show a potential resource usage reduction while maintaining the unlimited nature of academic clouds.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics and Computer Science > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science / számítástechnika, számítógéptudomány
Divisions: Laboratory of Parallel and Distributed Systems
Depositing User: Gábor Kecskeméti
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2014 18:23
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2014 13:47

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