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Locality of sampling and diversity in parallel system workloads

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Locality of sampling and diversity in parallel system workloads
Observing the workload on a computer system during a short (but not too short) time interval may lead to distributions that are significantly different from those that would be observed over much longer intervals. Rather than describing such phenomena using involved non-stationary models, we propose a simple global distribution coupled with a localized sampling process. We quantify the effect by the maximal deviation of the distribution as observed over a limited slice of time from the global distribution, and find that in real workload data from parallel supercomputers this deviation is significantly larger than would be observed at random. Likewise, we find that the workloads at different sites also differ from each other. These findings motivate the development of adaptive systems, which adjust their parameters as they learn about their workloads, and also the development of parameterized workload models that exhibit such locality of sampling, which are required in order to ev...
Dror G. Feitelson
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Updated 08 Jun 2010
Type Conference
Year 2007
Where ICS
Authors Dror G. Feitelson
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