Skip to Main Content
Complex web applications are usually served by multi-tier web clusters. With the growing cost of energy, the importance of reducing power consumption in server systems is now well-known and has become a major research topic. However, most of previous works focused solely on homogeneous clusters. This paper addresses the challenge of power management in Heterogeneous Multi-tier Web Clusters. We apply Generalized Benders Decomposition (GBD) to decompose the global optimization problem into small sub-problems. This algorithm achieves the optimal solution in an iterative fashion. The simulation results show that our algorithm achieve more energy conservation than the previous works.
Date of Conference: 13-16 Sept. 2010