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CAPPING THE BROWN ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF INTERNET SERVICES AT LOW COST
Proceedings of the First International Green Computing Conference (IGCC), Chicago, IL, August 2010.
Kien Le*, Ricardo Bianchini*, Thu D. Nguyen*, Ozlem Bilgir†, Margaret Martonosi†
The large amount of energy consumed by Internet services represents significant and fast-growing financial and environmental costs. Increasingly, services are exploring dynamic methods to minimize energy costs while respecting their service-level agreements (SLAs). Furthermore, it will soon be important for these services to manage their usage of "brown energy" (produced via carbon-intensive means) relative to renewable or "green" energy. This paper introduces a general, optimization-based framework for enabling multi-data-center services to manage their brown energy consumption and leverage green energy, while respecting their SLAs and minimizing energy costs. Based on the framework, we propose a policy for request distribution across the data centers. Our policy can be used to abide by caps on brown energy consumption, such as those that might arise from Kyoto-style carbon limits, from corporate pledges on carbon-neutrality, or from limits imposed on services to encourage brown energy conservation. We evaluate our framework and policy extensively through simulations and real experiments. Our results show how our policy allows a service to trade off consumption and cost. For example, using our policy, the service can reduce brown energy consumption by 24% for only a 10% increase in cost, while still abiding by SLAs.
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