Dynamic scheduling of virtual machines running HPC workloads in scientific grids

O. Khalid, I. Maljevic, R. Anthony, Miltiadis Petridis, K. Parrot, M. Schulz

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Abstract

The primary motivation for uptake of virtualization has been resource isolation, capacity management and resource customization allowing resource providers to consolidate their resources in virtual machines. Various approaches have been taken to integrate virtualization in to scientific Grids especially in the arena of High Performance Computing (HPC) to run grid jobs in virtual machines, thus enabling better provisioning of the underlying resources and customization of the execution environment on runtime. Despite the gains, virtualization layer also incur a performance penalty and its not very well understood that how such an overhead will impact the performance of systems where jobs are scheduled with tight deadlines. Since this overhead varies the types of workload whether they are memory intensive, CPU intensive or network I/O bound, and could lead to unpredictable deadline estimation for the running jobs in the system. In our study, we have attempted to tackle this problem by developing an intelligent scheduling technique for virtual machines which monitors the workload types and deadlines, and calculate the system over head in real time to maximize number of jobs finishing within their agreed deadlines.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication3rd International Conference on New Technologies, Mobility and Security (NTMS), 2009
PublisherIEEE
Pages1-5
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781424447657
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Dec 2009
Event3rd International Conference on New Technologies, Mobility and Security (NTMS), 2009 - Cairo, 20-23 December, 2008
Duration: 20 Dec 2009 → …

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on New Technologies, Mobility and Security (NTMS), 2009
Period20/12/09 → …

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