Resource management for deadline constrained MapReduce jobs for minimising energy consumption
by Adam Gregory; Shikharesh Majumdar
International Journal of Big Data Intelligence (IJBDI), Vol. 5, No. 4, 2018

Abstract: Cloud computing has emerged as one of the leading platforms for processing large-scale data intensive applications. Such applications are executed in large clusters and data centres which require a substantial amount of energy. Energy consumption within data centres accounts for a considerable fraction of costs and is a significant contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions. Therefore, minimising energy consumption in data centres is a critical concern for data centre operators, cluster owners, and cloud service providers. In this paper, we devise a novel energy aware MapReduce resource manager for an open system, called EAMR-RM, that can effectively perform matchmaking and scheduling of MapReduce jobs each of which is characterised by a service level agreement (SLA) for performance that includes a client specified earliest start time, execution time, and a deadline with the objective of minimising data centre energy consumption. Performance analysis demonstrates that for a range of system and workload parameters experimented with the proposed technique can effectively satisfy SLA requirements while achieving up to a 45% reduction in energy consumption compared to approaches which do not consider energy in resource management decisions.

Online publication date: Fri, 28-Sep-2018

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