Chinese Journal on Internet of Things ›› 2021, Vol. 5 ›› Issue (2): 71-77.doi: 10.11959/j.issn.2096-3750.2021.00230

Special Issue: 边缘计算

• Topic: Edge Intelligence and Fog Computing in IoT • Previous Articles     Next Articles

Online energy-aware task dispatching with QoS guarantee in edge computing

Hao YUAN, Deke GUO, Guoming TANG, Lailong LUO   

  1. College of Systems Engineering, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha 410073, China
  • Revised:2021-03-01 Online:2021-06-30 Published:2021-06-01
  • Supported by:
    The National Natural Science Foundation of China(U19B2024)


Edge computing can provide users with low-latency and high-bandwidth services by deploying many edge servers at the network edge.However, a large number of deployments also bring problems of high energy consumption.When dispatching tasks from end devices to different edge servers, different energy consumption and delays will occur due to the edge servers’ heterogeneity.Therefore, it is a challenge to select an optimal server among many edge servers for task dispatching so that energy consumption and delay are relatively low.An energy-aware task dispatching method with quality of service (QoS) guarantee based on online learning was proposed.It can obtain real-time information by interacting with the environment to ensure energy consumption was minimal while the QoS was acceptable when dispatching tasks.Experiments show that the proposed method can dispatch tasks efficiently to the optimal server compared with other methods, thereby reducing the edge computing network’s overall energy consumption significantly.

Key words: edge computing, task dispatching, QoS, energy-aware, online learning

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