Personal and Ubiquitous Computing

, Volume 22, Issue 3, pp 561–573 | Cite as

Dynamic cloud resource management for efficient media applications in mobile computing environments

  • Gangyong Jia
  • Guangjie HanEmail author
  • Jinfang Jiang
  • Sammy Chan
  • Yuxin Liu
Original Article


Single-instruction-set architecture (Single-ISA) heterogeneous multi-core processors (HMP) are superior to Symmetric Multi-core processors in performance per watt. They are popular in many aspects of the Internet of Things, including mobile multimedia cloud computing platforms. One Single-ISA HMP integrates both fast out-of-order cores and slow simpler cores, while all cores are sharing the same ISA. The quality of service (QoS) is most important for virtual machine (VM) resource management in multimedia mobile computing, particularly in Single-ISA heterogeneous multi-core cloud computing platforms. Therefore, in this paper, we propose a dynamic cloud resource management (DCRM) policy to improve the QoS in multimedia mobile computing. DCRM dynamically and optimally partitions shared resources according to service or application requirements. Moreover, DCRM combines resource-aware VM allocation to maximize the effectiveness of the heterogeneous multi-core cloud platform. The basic idea for this performance improvement is to balance the shared resource allocations with these resources requirements. The experimental results show that DCRM behaves better in both response time and QoS, thus proving that DCRM is good at shared resource management in mobile media cloud computing.


Mobile multimedia cloud computing VM placement Dynamic cloud resource management Response time 



This work was supported by the National Science Foundation of China under Grant, No. 61602137, 61572172, 61401147 and 61401107, by by the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities, No.2016B10714 and supported by Changzhou Sciences and Technology Program, No. CE20165023 and No. CE20160014 and Six talent peaks project in Jiangsu Province, No. XYDXXJS-00.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gangyong Jia
    • 1
  • Guangjie Han
    • 2
    Email author
  • Jinfang Jiang
    • 2
  • Sammy Chan
    • 3
  • Yuxin Liu
    • 4
  1. 1.The Department of Computer ScienceHangzhou Dianzi UniversityHangzhouChina
  2. 2.The Department of Information and Communication SystemHohai UniversityChangzhouChina
  3. 3.The Department of Electronic EngineeringCity University of Hong KongHong KongChina
  4. 4.The Jiangsu Xin Zhongtian Plastic Industry Co., Ltd.JiangsuChina

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