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2014 14th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing (CCGrid) (2014)
Chicago, IL, USA
May 26, 2014 to May 29, 2014
ISBN: 978-1-4799-2784-5
pp: 151-159
ABSTRACT
Infrastructure clouds revolutionized the way in which we approach resource procurement by providing an easy way to lease compute and storage resources on short notice, for a short amount of time, and on a pay-as-you-go basis. This new opportunity, however, introduces new performance trade-offs. Making the right choices in leveraging different types of storage available in the cloud is particularly important for applications that depend on managing large amounts of data within and across clouds. An increasing number of such applications conform to a pattern in which data processing relies on streaming the data to a compute platform where a set of similar operations is repeatedly applied to independent chunks of data. This pattern is evident in virtual observatories such as the Ocean Observatory Initiative, in cases when new data is evaluated against existing features in geospatial computations or when experimental data is processed as a series of time events. In this paper, we propose two strategies for efficiently implementing such streaming in the cloud and evaluate them in the context of an ATLAS application processing experimental data. Our results show that choosing the right cloud configuration can improve overall application performance by as much as three times.
INDEX TERMS
Cloud computing, Throughput, Observatories, Bandwidth, Measurement, Data transfer, Oceans
CITATION

R. Tudoran, K. Keahey, P. Riteau, S. Panitkin and G. Antoniu, "Evaluating Streaming Strategies for Event Processing Across Infrastructure Clouds," 2014 14th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing (CCGrid)(CCGRID), Chicago, IL, USA, 2014, pp. 151-159.
doi:10.1109/CCGrid.2014.89
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