Energy-efficient virtual machine placement using enhanced firefly algorithm

Barlaskar, Esha, Singh, Yumnam Jayanta and Issac, Biju (2016) Energy-efficient virtual machine placement using enhanced firefly algorithm. Multiagent and Grid Systems, 12 (3). pp. 167-198. ISSN 1574-1702

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The consolidation of the virtual machines (VMs) helps to optimise the usage of resources and hence reduces the energy consumption in a cloud data centre. VM placement plays an important part in the consolidation of the VMs. The researchers have developed various algorithms for VM placement considering the optimised energy consumption. However, these algorithms lack the use of exploitation mechanism efficiently. This paper addresses VM placement issues by proposing two meta-heuristic algorithms namely, the enhanced modified firefly algorithm (MFF) and the hierarchical cluster based modified firefly algorithm (HCMFF), presenting the comparative analysis relating to energy optimisation. The comparisons are made against the existing honeybee (HB) algorithm, honeybee cluster based technique (HCT) and the energy consumption results of all the participating algorithms confirm that the proposed HCMFF is more efficient than the other algorithms. The simulation study shows that HCMFF consumes 12% less energy than honeybee algorithm, 6% less than HCT algorithm and 2% less than original firefly. The usage of the appropriate algorithm can help in efficient usage of energy in cloud computing.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Energy efficiency, virtual machine placement, hierarchical clustering, modified firefly algorithm
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Computer and Information Sciences
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2018 11:53
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2021 09:31

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