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Task Assignment in a Server Farm with Switching Delays and General Energy-Aware Cost Structure

@inproceedings{Hyyti2013TaskAI,
  title={Task Assignment in a Server Farm with Switching Delays and General Energy-Aware Cost Structure},
  author={Esa Hyyti{\"a} and Rhonda Righter and Samuli Aalto},
  year={2013}
}
We consider the task assignment problem to parallel servers with switching delay, where servers can be switched off to save energy. However, switching a server back on involves a constant server-specific setup delay. We will use one step of policy iteration from a starting policy such as Bernoulli splitting, in order to derive efficient task assignment (dispatching) policies that minimize the long-run average cost. To evaluate our starting policy, we first analyze a single work-conserving M/G/1… Expand
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