Dynamic Control of Running Servers

Esa Hyytiä*, Douglas Down, Pasi Lassila, Samuli Aalto

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Motivated by a data center setting, we study the problem of joint dispatching and server sleep state control in a system consisting of two queues in parallel. Using the theory of Markov decision processes and a novel lookahead approach, we explicitly determine near-optimal control policies that minimize a combination of QoE costs, energy costs, and wear and tear costs due to switching. Guidelines are provided as to when these combined policies are most effective.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMeasurement, Modelling and Evaluation of Computing Systems - 19th International GI/ITG Conference, MMB 2018, Proceedings
EditorsReinhard German, Kai-Steffen Hielscher, Udo R. Krieger
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages127-141
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9783319749464
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event19th International GI/ITG Conference on Measurement, Modelling and Evaluation of Computing Systems, MMB 2018 - Erlangen, Germany
Duration: 26 Feb 201828 Feb 2018

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10740 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference19th International GI/ITG Conference on Measurement, Modelling and Evaluation of Computing Systems, MMB 2018
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityErlangen
Period26/02/1828/02/18

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Academy of Finland in the FQ4BD and TOP-Energy projects (grant nos. 296206 and 268992).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2018, Springer International Publishing AG.

Other keywords

  • Data centers
  • Dynamic control
  • Lookahead techniques
  • Markov decision processes
  • Queueing systems

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