Co-ordinated coscheduling in time-sharing clusters through a generic framework

Saurabh Agarwal, Gyu Sang Choi, Chita R. Das, Andy B. Yoo, Shailabh Nagar

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Abstract

In this paper, we attempt to address several key issues in designing coscheduling algorithms for clusters. First, we propose a generic framework for deploying coscheduling techniques by providing a reusable and dynamically loadable kernel module. Second, we implement all prior dynamic coscheduling algorithms (Dynamic coscheduling (DCS), Spin Block (SB) and Periodic Boost (PB)) and a new coscheduling technique, called Co-ordinated coscheduling (CC), using the above framework. Third, with exhaustive experimentation using mixed workloads, we observe that unlike PB, which provided the best performance on a Solaris platform (followed by SB and DCS), the proposed CC scheme outperforms all other techniques on a Linux platform, followed by SB, PB and DCS, in that order. Finally, we argue that due to its modular design, portable implementation on a standard platform, high performance and tolerance to workload mixes, the proposed CC scheme can be a viable scheduling option for time-sharing clusters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing, CLUSTER 2003
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages84-91
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)0769520669
DOIs
StatePublished - 2003
EventIEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing, CLUSTER 2003 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: Dec 1 2003Dec 4 2003

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing, ICCC
Volume2003-January
ISSN (Print)1552-5244

Other

OtherIEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing, CLUSTER 2003
CountryChina
CityHong Kong
Period12/1/0312/4/03

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Signal Processing

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