2004 IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing (IEEE Cat. No.04EX935) (2004)
San Diego, CA, USA
Sept. 20, 2004 to Sept. 23, 2004
W.M. Jones , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Clemson Univ., SC, USA
L.W. Pang , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Clemson Univ., SC, USA
W.B. Ligon , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Clemson Univ., SC, USA
The interaction of simultaneously co-allocated jobs can often create contention in the network infrastructure of a dedicated computational grid. This contention can lead to degraded job run-time performance. We present several bandwidth-aware co-allocating meta-schedulers. These schedulers take into account inter-cluster network utilization as a means by which to mitigate this impact. We make use of a bandwidth-centric parallel job communication model that captures the time-varying utilization of shared inter-cluster network resources. By doing so, we are able to evaluate the performance of grid scheduling algorithms that focus not only on node resource allocation, but also on shared inter-cluster network bandwidth.
W. Jones, D. Stanzione, L. Pang and W. Ligon, "Bandwidth-aware co-allocating meta-schedulers for mini-grid architectures," 2004 IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing (IEEE Cat. No.04EX935)(CLUSTER), San Diego, CA, USA, 2004, pp. 45-54.