Evaluation of gang scheduling performance and cost in a cloud computing system. J Supercomput

The Journal of Supercomputing (Impact Factor: 0.86). 02/2010; 59(2):975-992. DOI: 10.1007/s11227-010-0481-4
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Cloud Computing refers to the notion of outsourcing on-site available services, computational facilities, or data storage
to an off-site, location-transparent centralized facility or “Cloud.” Gang Scheduling is an efficient job scheduling algorithm
for time sharing, already applied in parallel and distributed systems. This paper studies the performance of a distributed
Cloud Computing model, based on the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) architecture that implements a Gang Scheduling scheme.
Our model utilizes the concept of Virtual Machines (or VMs) which act as the computational units of the system. Initially,
the system includes no VMs, but depending on the computational needs of the jobs being serviced new VMs can be leased and
later released dynamically. A simulation of the aforementioned model is used to study, analyze, and evaluate both the performance
and the overall cost of two major gang scheduling algorithms. Results reveal that Gang Scheduling can be effectively applied
in a Cloud Computing environment both performance-wise and cost-wise.

KeywordsCloud computing–Gang scheduling–HPC–Virtual machines

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    • "The paper contains detailed evaluations of the proposed model, and offers explanations with regard to physical cluster and cloud resources. While estimating the performance of cloud through application of Gang scheduling algorithms, Moschakis and Karatza (2012) have also discussed frequent communication in the context of which such algorithms have been deemed appropriate. Their study involves only a single public cloud consisting of a cluster of virtual machines on which parallel jobs are processed. "

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    • "The group schedulers, Adapted First Come First Served (AFCFS) and Largest Gang First Served (LGFS), used in this work, have been studied in a distributed environment, [7][9][10][11]. The aim of this study is to make them more efficient in scheduling of parallel tasks, since these algorithms cause fragmentation in the system. In [7][10][11][12], there are proposed migration mechanisms, which are utilized in order to minimize the fragmentation caused by the schedulers group in the distributed environments. "
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