Applying internet random early detection strategies to scheduling in grid environments

Manuel Brugnoli*, Steven Willmott, Elisa Heymann, Paul Hurley, Miquel A. Senar

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Abstract

Resource Allocation in Grid environments to date is generally carried out under the assumption that there is one primary scheduling system scheduling jobs. However, as environments tend towards larger open "utility" Grids it becomes increasingly likely that deployments will involve multiple independent schedulers allocating jobs over the same resources. In this paper we show that, if using current standard scheduling approaches, such multi-scheduler environments may well be prone to serious oscillation problems in resource allocation similar to those commonly found in IP network traffic. Further we demonstrate how common techniques from IP networks - in particularly approaches based on Random Early Detection (RED) buffer management and its subsequent extensions / variations - may provide an effective way to damp or eliminate such oscillations. The paper describes the analogy between multi-scheduler Grid resource allocation and IP network routing and explores the impact of oscillation and RED methods by simulation.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationHigh Performance Computing - HiPC 2007 - 14th International Conference, Proceedings
Pages587-598
Number of pages12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4873 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

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