Monday, May 16, 2016

Mobile Cloudlets for Energy Reduction

Greetings from the famous room N101 at the Austrlaian National Univerity in Canberra, where Qiufen Xia is speaking on "Cost-Effective Resource Allocation and Throughput Maximization in Mobile Cloudlets and Distributed Clouds". The idea is that the Internet "cloud" now has an additional bottom tier, which is mobile devices connected by a WiFi access point. It might be assumed, as I did, that the mobile devices would just act as terminals for customers to access large data centers. However, there are now so many mobile devices that they have significant storage and processing capacity. However, efficiently using so many devices so widely distributed is a difficult problem. One reason to worry about this is to reduce the significant energy use of the Internet (Xu, Liang & Xia,2015).


Z. Xu, W. Liang and Q. Xia, "Electricity Cost Minimization in Distributed Clouds by Exploring Heterogeneity of Cloud Resources and User Demands," Parallel and Distributed Systems (ICPADS), 2015 IEEE 21st International Conference on, Melbourne, VIC, 2015, pp. 388-395.
doi: 10.1109/ICPADS.2015.56 URL:

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