Enhanced Power Utilization for Grid Resource Providers

Tariq Alwada'n, Thair Alkhdour, Abdulsalam Alarabeyyat, Ali Rodan

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A grid is a system that can manage and organize services and resources that spread amongst different control domains, employ interfaces and protocols, and offer a high quality of services. The integration of Multi-Agent Systems (MAS) with a grid environment significantly affects grid performance. MAS is considered a suitable solution for open systems that modify frequently. Grid offers a wide range of resources for its users, and some of these resources might not be used or utilized for some time before any new jobs come to the grid for processing. Usually, these resources are accumulated in massive data centers to cater to the grid users’ growing demand. This accumulated will lead to consuming a considerable amount of electricity for their operation. The ever-increasing usage of grid computing has led to an increase in electrical energy usage by massive servers in their data centers. In this paper, we have proposed an automated system composed of modern agents that can be used the power wastage resulted from inactive servers inside the data centers for a specific amount of time. The proposed technique depends on switching inactive virtual and physical machines to lower power positions (Sleep/Wakeup or switched off) while still preserving customers’ performance requirements. The Automated system has been tested and evaluated using the Jade tools. The results show that the newly proposed method can reduce power wastage for inactive grid resources.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)341-346
Number of pages6
JournalAdvances in Science, Technology and Engineering Systems
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 20 Nov 2020


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