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Cloud computing: survey on energy efficiency

Mastelic, Toni and Oleksiak, Ariel and Claussen, Holger and Brandic, Ivona and Pierson, Jean-Marc and Vasilakos, Athnasios V. Cloud computing: survey on energy efficiency. (2015) ACM Computing Surveys, 47 (2). 1-36. ISSN 0360-0300

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2656204


Cloud computing is today’s most emphasized Information and Communications Technology (ICT) paradigm that is directly or indirectly used by almost every online user. However, such great significance comes with the support of a great infrastructure that includes large data centers comprising thousands of server units and other supporting equipment. Their share in power consumption generates between 1.1% and 1.5% of the total electricity use worldwide and is projected to rise even more. Such alarming numbers demand rethinking the energy efficiency of such infrastructures. However, before making any changes to infrastructure, an analysis of the current status is required. In this article, we perform a comprehensive analysis of an infrastructure supporting the cloud computing paradigm with regards to energy efficiency. First, we define a systematic approach for analyzing the energy efficiency of most important data center domains, including server and network equipment, as well as cloud management systems and appliances consisting of a software utilized by end users. Second, we utilize this approach for analyzing available scientific and industrial literature on state-of-the-art practices in data centers and their equipment. Finally, we extract existing challenges and highlight future research directions.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Thanks to ACM editor. The definitive version is available at http://dl.acm.org. The original PDF of the article can be found at Chemical Physics Letters website : http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2656204
HAL Id:hal-01153714
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Other partners > Technische Universität Wien - TU Wien (AUSTRIA)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
Other partners > Alcatel-Lucent (FRANCE)
Other partners > Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center - PSNC (POLAND)
Other partners > Poznan University of Technology - PUT (POLAND)
Other partners > University of Western Macedonia - UOWM (GREECE)
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Deposited On:27 Jan 2015 09:24

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