Deriving a Generic Energy Consumption Model for Network Enabled Devices

Varsha Jain, Gerard Parr, David Bustard, Philip Morrow

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Energy saving has become a global issue when people use network enabled equipment in the office or at home. However few methods exist to measure and monitor energy use per user or per application, or to control equipment power states. We propose a generic energy consumption model that is based on the power state of network attached equipment, and that supports power management capabilities. This includes measures for each power state (on/off/sleep) and for per bit energy consumption, per interface, per application and at the network QoS (Quality of Services) level. Given the power state of a network device, a network manger could remotely inspect the energy consumption and make changes to the power management setting; for this to happen we introduce a new MIB (Management Information Base) schema to capture the attributes of relevance. Using an agent based modeling framework, we introduce the overall autonomic architecture that makes it possible to minimize energy consumption of network enabled equipment.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-6383-1 (print)
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2010
EventNational Conference on Communications -
Duration: 15 Mar 2010 → …


ConferenceNational Conference on Communications
Period15/03/10 → …


  • power management
  • Energy Aware MIB
  • SNMP
  • energy efficiency
  • generic energy consumption.


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