A hybrid genetic algorithm for the energy-efficient virtual machine placement problem in data centers

Tang, Maolin & Pan, Shenchen (2015) A hybrid genetic algorithm for the energy-efficient virtual machine placement problem in data centers. Neural Processing Letters, 41(2), pp. 211-221.

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Abstract

Server consolidation using virtualization technology has become an important technology to improve the energy efficiency of data centers. Virtual machine placement is the key in the server consolidation technology. In the past few years, many approaches to the virtual machine placement have been proposed. However, existing virtual machine placement approaches consider the energy consumption by physical machines only, but do not consider the energy consumption in communication network, in a data center. However, the energy consumption in the communication network in a data center is not trivial, and therefore should be considered in the virtual machine placement. In our preliminary research, we have proposed a genetic algorithm for a new virtual machine placement problem that considers the energy consumption in both physical machines and the communication network in a data center. Aiming at improving the performance and efficiency of the genetic algorithm, this paper presents a hybrid genetic algorithm for the energy-efficient virtual machine placement problem. Experimental results show that the hybrid genetic algorithm significantly outperforms the original genetic algorithm, and that the hybrid genetic algorithm is scalable.

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ID Code: 67718
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Virtual machine placement, Server consolidation, Data center, Cloud computing, Hybrid genetic algorithm
DOI: 10.1007/s11063-014-9339-8
ISSN: 1573-773X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IMAGE PROCESSING (080100) > Neural Evolutionary and Fuzzy Computation (080108)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING (080500) > Networking and Communications (080503)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Springer
Deposited On: 24 Feb 2014 23:54
Last Modified: 02 May 2016 05:09

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