Profit-Aware Server Allocation for Green Internet Services
Source: University of Cyprus
A server farm is examined, where a number of servers are used to offer a service to impatient customers. Every completed request generates a certain amount of profit, running servers consume electricity for power and cooling, while waiting customers might leave the system before receiving service if they experience excessive delays. A dynamic allocation policy aiming at satisfying the conflicting goals of maximizing the quality of users' experience while minimizing the cost for the provider is introduced and evaluated. The results of several experiments are described, showing that the proposed scheme performs well under different traffic conditions.