A new optimization algorithm for power saving in backbone networks

Chi Chung Cheung, Hon Wai Chu, Sean Shensheng Xu

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Abstract

Minimizing power consumption in the area of ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) is becoming a hot topic. In computer networks, traffic measurements have indicated that the network utilization may become very low (less than 10%) during non-peak hours, which provides the opportunity to power off some routers and links in a network to conserve energy consumption without causing network performance deterioration. This paper formulates an optimization problem for power saving in backbone networks during non-peak hours and proposes a heuristic algorithm for the optimization problem. The performance investigation shows that the proposed heuristic can save up to 50% more power than a popular power saving algorithm for backbone networks.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 23rd International Conference on Computer Communication and Networks, ICCCN Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781479935727
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Aug 2014
Event2014 23rd International Conference on Computer Communication and Networks, ICCCN 2014 - Shanghai, China
Duration: 4 Aug 20147 Aug 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks, ICCCN
ISSN (Print)1095-2055

Conference

Conference2014 23rd International Conference on Computer Communication and Networks, ICCCN 2014
Country/TerritoryChina
CityShanghai
Period4/08/147/08/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Software

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