Robust Control of an M/G/1 Processor Sharing Queue With Applications to Energy Management

The Internet contains many devices that must process multiple jobs at the same time. For many purposes, such devices can be modelled as M/G/1-PS queues. This paper investigates such a queue. The authors consider single-pass, lossless, queueing systems at steady-state subject to Poisson job arrivals at an unknown rate. Service rates are in general allowed to depend on the number of jobs in the system, i.e., speed-scaling. A general goal is to control the state dependent service rates such that both energy consumption and delay are kept low. As there is a tradeoff between the two, a sensible performance measure is a linear combination of the mean job delay and energy consumption, where power is generally assumed to be an increasing polynomial function of the speed.

Provided by: Swinburne University of Technology Topic: Data Centers Date Added: Feb 2012 Format: PDF

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