The Journal of Supercomputing

, Volume 51, Issue 3, pp 352–373 | Cite as

Designing and evaluating an energy efficient Cloud

  • Laurent Lefèvre
  • Anne-Cécile OrgerieEmail author


Cloud infrastructures have recently become a center of attention. They can support dynamic operational infrastructures adapted to the requirements of distributed applications. As large-scale distributed systems reach enormous sizes in terms of equipment, the energy consumption issue becomes one of the main challenges for large-scale integration. Like any other large-scale distributed system, Clouds face an increasing demand in energy. In this paper, we explore the energy issue by analyzing how much energy virtualized environments cost. We provide an energy-efficient framework dedicated to Cloud architectures and we validate it through different experimentations on a modern multicore platform. We show on a realistic example that our infrastructure could save 25% of the Cloud nodes’ electrical consumption.


Energy efficiency Clouds Virtualization Migration Energy awareness Power management 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.INRIA RESO, LIP (UMR CNRS, INRIA, ENS, UCB)Université de LyonLyonFrance
  2. 2.École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, LIPINRIA RESOLyon Cedex 07France

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