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An Energy-Efficient Process Replication Algorithm in Virtual Machine Environments

  • Tomoya EnokidoEmail author
  • Makoto Takizawa
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes on Data Engineering and Communications Technologies book series (LNDECT, volume 2)

Abstract

Server cluster systems are widely used to realize fault-tolerant, scalable, and high performance application services with virtual machine technologies. In order to provide reliable application services, multiple replicas of each application process can be redundantly performed on multiple virtual machines. On the other hand, a server cluster system consumes a large amount of electric energy since multiple replicas of each application process are performed on multiple virtual machines. It is critical to discuss how to realize not only reliable but also energyefficient server cluster systems. In this paper, we propose the redundant energy consumption laxity based (RECLB) algorithm to select multiple virtual machines for redundantly performing each application process in presence of server faults so that the total energy consumption of a server cluster and the average computation time of each process can be reduced. We evaluate the RECLB algorithm in terms of the total energy consumption of a server cluster and the average computation time of each process compared with the basic round-robin (RR) algorithm.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Business AdministrationRissho UniversityTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Department of Advanced SciencesFaculty of Science and EngineeringHosei UniversityTokyoJapan

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