A Cost-Efficient and Fair Multi-Resource Allocation Mechanism for Self-Organizing Servers

Jalal Khamse-Ashari, Ioannis Lambadaris, George Kesidis, Bhuvan Urgaonkar, Yiqiang Zhao

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In this paper, we study cost-efficient and fair allocation of multiple types of resources in an environment of heterogeneous and self-organizing servers. To address this problem, we formulate an optimization problem which aims at minimizing the operational costs for all servers, while providing fairness across different users. We propose a fully distributed implementation to solve this problem. The proposed mechanism is shown to achieve envy-freeness among different users. Furthermore, we show how it captures the trade-off between cost-efficiency and fairness. We employ numerical experiments to show the effectiveness of our proposed mechanism in reducing operational costs for a geo-distributed data-center.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number8647675
JournalProceedings - IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM
StatePublished - 2018
Event2018 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2018 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Duration: Dec 9 2018Dec 13 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Signal Processing

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