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Energy-efficient scheduling for hybrid tasks in control devices for the Internet of Things.

Gao Z, Wu Y, Dai G, Xia H - Sensors (Basel) (2012)

Bottom Line: Dynamic voltage scaling (DVS) has been proved to be an effective method for reducing the energy consumption of processors.HoW describes the structure of HRCTs and SRTs, and their properties, e.g., deadlines, execution time, preemption properties, and energy-saving goals, etc.HTDVS first sets the slowdown factors of subtasks while meeting the different real-time requirements of HRCTs and SRTs, and then dynamically reclaims, reserves, and reuses the slack time of the subtasks to meet their ideal energy-saving goals.

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Affiliation: College of Computer Science, Hangzhou Dianzi University, Hangzhou 310018, China. gaozhigang@zju.edu.cn

ABSTRACT
In control devices for the Internet of Things (IoT), energy is one of the critical restriction factors. Dynamic voltage scaling (DVS) has been proved to be an effective method for reducing the energy consumption of processors. This paper proposes an energy-efficient scheduling algorithm for IoT control devices with hard real-time control tasks (HRCTs) and soft real-time tasks (SRTs). The main contribution of this paper includes two parts. First, it builds the Hybrid tasks with multi-subtasks of different function Weight (HoW) task model for IoT control devices. HoW describes the structure of HRCTs and SRTs, and their properties, e.g., deadlines, execution time, preemption properties, and energy-saving goals, etc. Second, it presents the Hybrid Tasks' Dynamic Voltage Scaling (HTDVS) algorithm. HTDVS first sets the slowdown factors of subtasks while meeting the different real-time requirements of HRCTs and SRTs, and then dynamically reclaims, reserves, and reuses the slack time of the subtasks to meet their ideal energy-saving goals. Experimental results show HTDVS can reduce energy consumption about 10%-80% while meeting the real-time requirements of HRCTs, HRCTs help to reduce the deadline miss ratio (DMR) of systems, and HTDVS has comparable performance with the greedy algorithm and is more favorable to keep the subtasks' ideal speeds.

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Mentions: After that, we use the hierarchical tree method in [20] to classify tasks and set the slowdown factors of subtasks according to the above three rules. The classifying operation ends until there is no HRCT or only one task in TS or OT (other tasks except multiply preemptive tasks in a level). The structure of a hierarchical tree is shown in Figure 3. Note that the tasks with the minimum TSFS-EN in TS, MP and OT are only selected from ΓH because the real-time requirements of SRTs are not mandatory.


Energy-efficient scheduling for hybrid tasks in control devices for the Internet of Things.

Gao Z, Wu Y, Dai G, Xia H - Sensors (Basel) (2012)

Task level tree in [20].
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f3-sensors-12-11334: Task level tree in [20].
Mentions: After that, we use the hierarchical tree method in [20] to classify tasks and set the slowdown factors of subtasks according to the above three rules. The classifying operation ends until there is no HRCT or only one task in TS or OT (other tasks except multiply preemptive tasks in a level). The structure of a hierarchical tree is shown in Figure 3. Note that the tasks with the minimum TSFS-EN in TS, MP and OT are only selected from ΓH because the real-time requirements of SRTs are not mandatory.

Bottom Line: Dynamic voltage scaling (DVS) has been proved to be an effective method for reducing the energy consumption of processors.HoW describes the structure of HRCTs and SRTs, and their properties, e.g., deadlines, execution time, preemption properties, and energy-saving goals, etc.HTDVS first sets the slowdown factors of subtasks while meeting the different real-time requirements of HRCTs and SRTs, and then dynamically reclaims, reserves, and reuses the slack time of the subtasks to meet their ideal energy-saving goals.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: College of Computer Science, Hangzhou Dianzi University, Hangzhou 310018, China. gaozhigang@zju.edu.cn

ABSTRACT
In control devices for the Internet of Things (IoT), energy is one of the critical restriction factors. Dynamic voltage scaling (DVS) has been proved to be an effective method for reducing the energy consumption of processors. This paper proposes an energy-efficient scheduling algorithm for IoT control devices with hard real-time control tasks (HRCTs) and soft real-time tasks (SRTs). The main contribution of this paper includes two parts. First, it builds the Hybrid tasks with multi-subtasks of different function Weight (HoW) task model for IoT control devices. HoW describes the structure of HRCTs and SRTs, and their properties, e.g., deadlines, execution time, preemption properties, and energy-saving goals, etc. Second, it presents the Hybrid Tasks' Dynamic Voltage Scaling (HTDVS) algorithm. HTDVS first sets the slowdown factors of subtasks while meeting the different real-time requirements of HRCTs and SRTs, and then dynamically reclaims, reserves, and reuses the slack time of the subtasks to meet their ideal energy-saving goals. Experimental results show HTDVS can reduce energy consumption about 10%-80% while meeting the real-time requirements of HRCTs, HRCTs help to reduce the deadline miss ratio (DMR) of systems, and HTDVS has comparable performance with the greedy algorithm and is more favorable to keep the subtasks' ideal speeds.

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