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An evaluation of the close-to-files processor and data co-allocation policy in multiclusters

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An evaluation of the close-to-files processor and data co-allocation policy in multiclusters
In multicluster systems, and more generally, in grids, jobs may require co-allocation, i.e., the simultaneous allocation of resources such as processors and input files in multiple clusters. While such jobs may have reduced runtimes because they have access to more resources, waiting for processors in multiple clusters and for the input files to become available in the right locations may introduce inefficiencies. In previous work, we have studied through simulations only processor co-allocation. Here, we extend this work with an analysis of the performance in a real testbed of our prototype Processor and Data Co-Allocator with the Close-toFiles (CF) job-placement algorithm. CF tries to place job components on clusters with enough idle processors which are close to the sites where the input files reside. We present a comparison of the performance of CF and the Worst-Fit job-placement algorithm, with and without file replication, achieved with our prototype. Our most important findings...
Hashim H. Mohamed, Dick H. J. Epema
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Authors Hashim H. Mohamed, Dick H. J. Epema
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