QoS constraints-based energy-efficient model in cloud computing networks for multimedia clinical issues

Dingde Jiang, Lei Shi, Peng Zhang, Xiongzi Ge

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For many applications of multimedia medical devices in clinical and medical issues, cloud computing becomes a very useful way. However, high energy consumption of cloud computing networks for these applications brings forth a large challenge. This paper studies the energy-efficient problem with QoS constraints in large-scale cloud computing networks. We use the sleeping and rate scaling mechanism to propose a link energy consumption model to characterize the network energy consumption. If there is no traffic on a link, we will let it be sleeping. Otherwise, it is activated and we divide its energy consumption into base energy consumption and traffic energy consumption. The former describes the constant energy consumption that exists when the link runs, while the later, which is a quadratic function with respect to the traffic, indicates the relations between link energy consumption and the traffic on the link. Then considering the relation among network energy consumption, number of active links, and QoS constraints, we build the multi-constrained energy efficient model to overcome the high energy consumption in large-scale cloud computing networks. Finally, we exploit the NSF and GEANT network topology to validate our model. Simulation results show that our approach can significantly improve energy efficiency of cloud computing networks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14307-14328
Number of pages22
JournalMultimedia Tools and Applications
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 01 Nov 2016


  • Cloud computing
  • Constraint optimization
  • Energy efficiency
  • Modeling
  • Multimedia medical devices


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