Exploring the throughput-fairness tradeoff of deadline scheduling in heterogeneous computing environments

Vasumathi Sundaram, Abhishek Chandra, Jon B Weissman

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Abstract

The scalability and computing power of large-scale computational platforms has made them attractive for hosting compute-intensive time-critical applications. Many of these applications are composed of computational tasks that require specific deadlines to be met for successful completion. In this paper, we show that combining redundant scheduling with deadline-based scheduling in these systems leads to a fundamental tradeoff between throughput and fairness. We propose a new scheduling algorithm called Limited Resource Earliest Deadline (LRED) that couples redundant scheduling with deadline-driven scheduling in a flexible way by using a simple tunable parameter to exploit this tradeoff. Our evaluation of LRED shows that LRED provides a powerful mechanism to achieve desired throughput or fairness under high loads and low timeliness environments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSIGMETRICS'08
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 2008 ACM SIGMETRICS International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems
Pages463-464
Number of pages2
Edition1 SPECIAL ISSUE
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
Event2008 ACM SIGMETRICS International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems, SIGMETRICS'08 - Annapolis, MD, United States
Duration: Jun 2 2008Jun 6 2008

Publication series

NameSIGMETRICS'08: Proceedings of the 2008 ACM SIGMETRICS International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems
Number1 SPECIAL ISSUE
Volume36

Conference

Conference2008 ACM SIGMETRICS International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems, SIGMETRICS'08
CountryUnited States
CityAnnapolis, MD
Period6/2/086/6/08

Keywords

  • Measurement
  • Performance

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