Special Issue "Energy Saving in Data Centers"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2016).
Interests: Online competitive algorithms, combinatorial optimization, heuristics, scheduling, green computing, sensor networks, cloud computing, open source projects
The chief executive officer of Google remarked “What matters most to the computer designers at Google is not speed but power, low power, because data centers can consume as much energy as a city.” Cloud computing now represents a backbone of IT services, and, recently, there has been an increase in high-definition multimedia delivery, which has placed new burdens on energy resources. Energy demands have motivated research on energy efficiency strategies and the implementation of renewable energy sources as to reduce operational costs and environmental impact. The ever-increasing scale of data centers has presented unprecedented challenges for hardware and algorithmic development.
This Special Issue aims to present a wide range of papers with contributions in the area of green cloud computing. Contributions which bring together hardware challenges and algorithmic approaches are especially encouraged and we are interested in contributions from researchers who work at the intersection of Electrical Engineering, Modeling and Simulation, and Computer Science. However, we invite researchers from all relevant fields to contribute case studies, reviews, surveys and research papers.
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Bein
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- data center sustainability, dependability and cost
- energy reduction in server systems
- energy-aware resource allocation
- energy-optimized multimedia clouds
- thermal states and cooling system operation
- power-down management
- burdened energy management
- dynamic voltage and frequency scaling
- dynamic component deactivation
- load balancing power for cluster-based systems
- power management in virtual cloud environments
- geographic cloud server location design
- case studies simulations for data center energy problems
- approximation algorithms and heuristics for data center energy problems
- integration of renewable energy to cloud computing