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Information systems based on the cloud computing model and peer-to-peer (P2P) model are now getting popular. In the cloud computing model, a cloud of servers support thin clients with various types of service like Web pages and databases. On the other hand, every computer is peer and there is no centralized coordinator in the P2P model. It is getting more significant to discuss how to reduce the total electric power consumption of computers in information systems to realize eco-society. In this paper, we consider a Web type of application on P2P overlay networks. First, we discuss a model for showing how much each server peer consumes electric power to perform Web requests from client peers. Then, we discuss algorithms for a client peer to select a server peer in a collection of server peers so that the total power consumption can be reduced while some constraint like deadline one is satisfied. Lastly, we evaluate the algorithms in terms of the total power consumption and throughput compared with traditional round robin algorithms.
Date of Publication: June 2010