Machine learning with sensitivity analysis to determine key factors contributing to energy consumption in cloud data centers

Yong Wee Foo, Cindy Goh, Yun Li

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Abstract

Machine learning (ML) approach to modeling and predicting real-world dynamic system behaviours has received widespread research interest. While ML capability in approximating any nonlinear or complex system is promising, it is often a black-box approach, which lacks the physical meanings of the actual system structure and its parameters, as well as their impacts on the system. This paper establishes a model to provide explanation on how system parameters affect its output(s), as such knowledge would lead to potential useful, interesting and novel information. The paper builds on our previous work in ML, and also combines an evolutionary artificial neural networks with sensitivity analysis to extract and validate key factors affecting the cloud data center energy performance. This provides an opportunity for software analysts to design and develop energy-Aware applications and for Hadoop administrator to optimize the Hadoop infrastructure by having Big Data partitioned in bigger chunks and shortening the time to complete MapReduce jobs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - International Conference on Cloud Computing Research and Innovation 2016, ICCCRI 2016
Pages107-113
Number of pages7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Oct 2016
Event4th International Conference on Cloud Computing Research and Innovation, ICCCRI 2016 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 4 May 20165 May 2016

Conference

Conference4th International Conference on Cloud Computing Research and Innovation, ICCCRI 2016
CountrySingapore
CitySingapore
Period4/05/165/05/16

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Keywords

  • artificial neural networks
  • cloud computing
  • energy efficiency
  • genetic algorithm
  • machine Learning
  • sensitivity analysis

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Foo, Y. W., Goh, C., & Li, Y. (2016). Machine learning with sensitivity analysis to determine key factors contributing to energy consumption in cloud data centers. In Proceedings - International Conference on Cloud Computing Research and Innovation 2016, ICCCRI 2016 (pp. 107-113). [7600185] https://doi.org/10.1109/ICCCRI.2016.24