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Comparative Study of Energy-efficient Scheduling in Cloud Data Centers

This chapter focuses on offline and online energy-efficient scheduling for Cloud data centers. We introduce the main concept and comparative study of offline scheduling algorithms and online scheduling algorithms for energy-efficient scheduling in Cloud data centers. Both theoretical analysis and performance evaluation by simulation are provided.

Keywords

Energy-efficient scheduling; offline algorithm; online algorithm; MFFDE algorithm; BFF algorithm; GRID algorithm; approximation ratio; competitive ratio

Main Contents of this Chapter:

• Background of energy-efficient scheduling

• Data center energy models

• MFFDE algorithm

• BFF algorithm

• GRID algorithm

8.1 Introduction

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