Joint-analysis of performance and energy consumption when enabling cloud elasticity for synchronous HPC applications

Journal article


Publication Details

Author(s): da Rosa Righi R, Andre da Costa C, Facco Rodrigues V, Rostirolla G
Journal: Concurrency and Computation-Practice & Experience
Publisher: WILEY
Publication year: 2016
Volume: 28
Journal issue: 5
Pages range: 1548-1571
ISSN: 1532-0626


Abstract

A key characteristic of cloud computing is elasticity, automatically adjusting system resources to an application's workload. Both reactive and horizontal approaches represent traditional means to offer this capability, in which rule-condition-action statements and upper and lower thresholds occur to instantiate or consolidate compute nodes and virtual machines. Although elasticity can be beneficial for many HPC (high-performance computing) scenarios, it also imposes significant challenges in the development of applications. In addition to issues related to how we can incorporate this new feature in such applications, there is a problem associated with the performance and resource pair and, consequently, with energy consumption. Further exploring this last difficulty, we must be capable of analyzing elasticity effectiveness as a function of employed thresholds with clear metrics to compare elastic and non-elastic executions properly. In this context, this article explores elasticity metrics in two ways: (i) the use of a cost function that combines application time with different energy models; (ii) the extension of speedup and efficiency metrics, commonly used to evaluate parallel systems, to cover cloud elasticity. To accomplish (i) and (ii), we developed an elasticity model known as AutoElastic, which reorganizes resources automatically across synchronous parallel applications. The results, obtained with the AutoElastic prototype using the OpenNebula middleware, are encouraging. Considering a CPU-bound application, an upper threshold close to 70% was the best option for obtaining good performance with a non-prohibitive elasticity cost. In addition, the value of 90% for this threshold was the best option when we plan an efficiency-driven execution. Copyright (c) 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.


FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Facco Rodrigues, Vinicius
Lehrstuhl für Informatik 14 (Maschinelles Lernen und Datenanalytik)


How to cite

APA:
da Rosa Righi, R., Andre da Costa, C., Facco Rodrigues, V., & Rostirolla, G. (2016). Joint-analysis of performance and energy consumption when enabling cloud elasticity for synchronous HPC applications. Concurrency and Computation-Practice & Experience, 28(5), 1548-1571. https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cpe.3710

MLA:
da Rosa Righi, Rodrigo, et al. "Joint-analysis of performance and energy consumption when enabling cloud elasticity for synchronous HPC applications." Concurrency and Computation-Practice & Experience 28.5 (2016): 1548-1571.

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