Statistical Multiplexing of Computations in C-RAN with Tradeoffs in Latency and Energy

Anders Ellersgaard Kalør, Mauricio Ignacio Agurto Agurto, Nuno Pratas, Jimmy Jessen Nielsen, Petar Popovski

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Abstract

In the Cloud Radio Access Network (C-RAN) architecture, the baseband signals from multiple remote radio heads are processed in a centralized baseband unit (BBU) pool. This architecture allows network operators to adapt the BBU’s
computational resources to the aggregate access load experienced at the BBU, which can change in every air-interface access frame. The degree of savings that can be achieved by adapting the resources is a tradeoff between savings, adaptation frequency, and increased queuing time. If the time scale for adaptation of the resource multiplexing is greater than the access frame duration, then this may result in additional access latency and limit the energy savings. In this paper we investigate the tradeoff by considering two extreme time-scales for the resource multiplexing: (i) long-term, where the computational resources are adapted over periods much larger than the access frame durations; (ii) short-term, where the adaption is below the access
frame duration.We develop a general C-RAN queuing model that models the access latency and show, for Poisson arrivals, that long-term multiplexing achieves savings comparable to short-term multiplexing, while offering low implementation complexity.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops (ICC Workshops) : 3rd International Workshop on 5G RAN Design
PublisherIEEE
Publication date3 Jul 2017
Pages772 - 777
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-1525-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jul 2017
EventIEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) 2017 Workshop - Paris, France
Duration: 21 May 201725 May 2017
http://icc2017.ieee-icc.org/content/workshops

Workshop

WorkshopIEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) 2017 Workshop
Country/TerritoryFrance
CityParis
Period21/05/201725/05/2017
Internet address
SeriesIEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops (ICC Workshops)
ISSN2474-9133

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