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Fostering energy-awareness in scientific cloud users

Ostermann, S, Kecskemeti, G and Prodan, R (2014) Fostering energy-awareness in scientific cloud users. In: 2014 IEEE 3rd International Conference on Cloud Networking, CloudNet 2014 . pp. 149-154. (2014 IEEE 3rd International Conference on Cloud Networking, CloudNet 2014, 8-10th Oct 2014, Luxembourg).

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© 2014 IEEE.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 provisioning. 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 architectural 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 > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Computer Science & Mathematics
Publisher: IEEE
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2016 13:09
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2022 15:14
DOI or ID number: 10.1109/CloudNet.2014.6968984
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/3990
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