A New Algorithm ‘Stratus’ to Reduce Cloud Computing Carbon Cost

A New Algorithm ‘Stratus’ to Reduce Cloud Computing Carbon Cost

A New Algorithm ‘Stratus’ to Reduce Cloud Computing Carbon Cost

Trinity research team has developed an algorithm called Stratus to reduce the carbon cost in cloud computing. This algorithm intelligently redistributes the tasks among the data centers networked with each other.

GREATRESPONDER.COM – It was announced by the researcher team at Trinity that they have developed a combination of software programs, which have collectively been named as Stratus algorithm, would use increase the efficiency and power consumptions of cloud computing data centers connected in a grid.

It was further elaborated by the professor of research team, Donal O’Mahony that this algorithm will work on the principle of redistribution of work load smartly and intelligently to increase the power and work efficiency of the data centers in a cloud computing environment where multiple data centers are connected in to store and process the data in the cloud.

Professor O’Mohany further said, “The major goal of developing this algorithm is to see the load coming from different parts of the world and then, distribute this load intelligently to different data centers according to their instantaneous load conditions – this way, a reduction in the power consumption and efficiency in load processing would be achieved, which, in return would reduce the carbon footprints of the data centers connected together in cloud computing environment.

It was also told by the research team they were inspired by the architecture of Amazon EC2 services that insists on three major components such as – time to transfer data, cost of electricity and carbon emissions. This model will also help to reduce more than 21 percent of carbon emissions on even EC2 services by just balancing the load coming from different geographical locations intelligently.

The Stratus algorithm can reduce about 38 to 40 milliseconds of average time for a request to take round trip from the data centers. This is great news for data center and cloud computing service providers to reduce not only their carbon cost but also contribute to the natural environment.

While commenting on this research results, professor Christopher Stewart, who is researching on sustainable cloud computing said, “Stratus and other load balancing techniques are paving a solid way for the development of an effective load balancing mechanism,” “the major concerned for a sustainable cloud business is the exponential growth and movement of data in the cloud that needs more efficient ways to deal with”, he added.

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Maria Dehn

Maria Dehn has held editorial management positions for numerous print and Web publications. She has more than 17 years of Information Technologies and journalism experience and has written many reports on cloud computing. You can reach her on Twitter @MariaDehn