Interference resolver in shared storage systems to provide fairness to I/O intensive applications

Ramya Prabhakar, Mahmut Kandemir, Padma Raghavan, Myoungsoo Jung

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Abstract

Most of the prior mechanisms on managing shared storage resources manage each individual shared resource without considering the interplay between different resources, leading to low fairness and loss of performance. Therefore, a coordinated mechanism that provides fairness in the entire shared storage system is desirable. This paper proposes a strategy to control inter-Application interference by dynamically adjusting the aggressiveness of the shared storage cache and I/O bandwidth accesses made by multiple, concurrently-executing applications, in a coordinated fashion. Our interference resolver eliminates the need for complicated individual resource-based partitioning mechanisms implemented independently in each resource and that require coordination. It ensures fairness among high performance applications that access the underlying storage system, while best utilizing the available resources. In our experimental evaluation, we use both trace-driven simulations and an implementation in the Linux kernel 2.6.32, and show that our interference resolver can significantly increase system performance and provide fairness to concurrently-executing applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE 27th International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium Workshops and PhD Forum, IPDPSW 2013
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages1971-1980
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9780769549798
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
Event2013 IEEE 37th Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference, COMPSAC 2013 - Boston, MA, Japan
Duration: Jul 22 2013Jul 26 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE 27th International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium Workshops and PhD Forum, IPDPSW 2013

Conference

Conference2013 IEEE 37th Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference, COMPSAC 2013
CountryJapan
CityBoston, MA
Period7/22/137/26/13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Software
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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    Prabhakar, R., Kandemir, M., Raghavan, P., & Jung, M. (2013). Interference resolver in shared storage systems to provide fairness to I/O intensive applications. In Proceedings - IEEE 27th International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium Workshops and PhD Forum, IPDPSW 2013 (pp. 1971-1980). [6651101] (Proceedings - IEEE 27th International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium Workshops and PhD Forum, IPDPSW 2013). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/IPDPSW.2013.158