Energy-efficient proactive edge caching with sleep scheduling for green networks Ko, Haneul; Lee, Jaewook; Pack, Sangheon
Proactive content caching in small cells (SCs) (i.e., proactive edge caching) can significantly reduce energy consumption of networks. However, the sleep mode of SCs can make the cached contents in SCs unavailable. Therefore, a joint optimization of edge caching strategy and sleep scheduling should be conducted to maximize the effectiveness of edge caching. In this paper, we propose an energy-efficient proactive edge caching with sleep scheduling (E3CS) where the controller jointly adjusts the caching strategy and the sleep scheduling of SCs by considering the content popularity dynamics. To optimize the performance of E3CS (i.e., minimize the overall energy consumption), we formulate a Markov decision process (MDP) and the joint optimal policy on the caching strategy and sleep scheduling is obtained by a value iteration algorithm. Evaluation results demonstrate that E3CS with the optimal policy outperforms the comparison schemes in terms of the overall energy consumption.
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