Partition-based profit optimisation for multi-class requests in clusters of servers

Ligang He, James Wenjun Xue, Stephen A. Jarvis

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Abstract

This paper investigates profit optimisation by the partitioning of server pools. Different types of web requests are considered in this paper: best-effort requests and multi-class QoS-demanding requests. Each request is associated with a certain amount of revenue. The system earns associated revenue when completing a best effort request, while the revenue earned for serving a QoS-demanding request depends on the degree of satisfaction. The complete server pool is divided into two clusters of servers, each dedicated to serving one type of request. The total profits accrued when serving these requests are mathematically modelled in this paper. The optimisation equations for the pool partitioning have also been constructed so that the maximum profit can be achieved. An optimal server switching policy is also developed. The server switching policy is optimal in the sense that the maximum profit can be maintained by switching servers from one partition to the other. Costs involved in server switching are factored into the switching model. Supportive experimentation based on simulation have been conducted and the results verify the effectiveness of the pool partitioning policy and the server switching policy developed in this paper.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - ICEBE 2007
Subtitle of host publicationIEEE International Conference on e-Business Engineering - Workshops: SOAIC 2007; SOSE 2007; SOKM 2007
Pages131-138
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventICEBE 2007: IEEE International Conference on e-Business Engineering - Workshops: SOAIC 2007; SOSE 2007; SOKM 2007 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: 24 Oct 200726 Oct 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings - ICEBE 2007: IEEE International Conference on e-Business Engineering - Workshops: SOAIC 2007; SOSE 2007; SOKM 2007

Conference

ConferenceICEBE 2007: IEEE International Conference on e-Business Engineering - Workshops: SOAIC 2007; SOSE 2007; SOKM 2007
Country/TerritoryChina
CityHong Kong
Period24/10/0726/10/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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