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Breaking the split incentive hurdle via time-varying monetary rewards

conference contribution
posted on 2016-12-08, 00:00 authored by Y Zhan, D Xu, H Yu, Shui Yu
Demand response is widely employed by today's data centers to response to the increasing of electricity cost. To incentivize users of data centers participate in the demand response programs, i.e., breaking the split incentive hurdle, some prior researches proposed market-based mechanisms such as dynamic pricing and static monetary rewards. However, these mechanisms are either intrusive or unfair. In this paper, we use time-varying rewards to incentivize users of data centers grant time-shifting of their requests. With a game-theoretic framework, we model/analyze the game between a single data center and its users. Further, we extend our design via integrating it with another emerging practical demand response strategies: server shutdown or local renewable energy generation. With real-world data traces, we show that a data center with our design can effectively shed its peak electricity load and overall electricity cost without reducing its profit, when compared with the current practice where no incentive mechanism is established.

History

Event

IEEE Global Communications Conference (59th : 2016 : Washington, D.C.)

Pagination

1459 - 1464

Publisher

IEEE

Location

Washington, D.C.

Place of publication

Piscataway, N.J.

Start date

2016-08-04

End date

2016-12-08

ISBN-13

9781509013289

Language

eng

Publication classification

E Conference publication; E1.1 Full written paper - refereed

Copyright notice

2016, IEEE

Title of proceedings

GLOBECOM 2016: Proceedings of the 59th IEEE Global Communications Conference