Learning Augmented Energy Minimization via Speed Scaling

Part of Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 33 (NeurIPS 2020)

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Etienne Bamas, Andreas Maggiori, Lars Rohwedder, Ola Svensson


As power management has become a primary concern in modern data centers, computing resources are being scaled dynamically to minimize energy consumption. We initiate the study of a variant of the classic online speed scaling problem, in which machine learning predictions about the future can be integrated naturally. Inspired by recent work on learning-augmented online algorithms, we propose an algorithm which incorporates predictions in a black-box manner and outperforms any online algorithm if the accuracy is high, yet maintains provable guarantees if the prediction is very inaccurate. We provide both theoretical and experimental evidence to support our claims.