A runtime resolution scheme for priority boost conflict in implicit coscheduling

High-performance parallel and scientific applications are composed of multiple processes running on distinct CPUs that communicate frequently. Due to the synchronization needs of such applications, performance is greatly hampered if their processes are not scheduled simultaneously on the CPUs. Implicit coscheduling (ICS) is a well-known technique to address this problem in multi-programmed clusters, however, traditional ICS schemes do not incorporate steps to adequately deal with priority boost conflicts, leading to significantly degraded performance. In this paper, we propose the use of runtime difference in contention across nodes to provide more sophisticated coscheduling decisions in response to the conflicts. We also present a novel coscheduling scheme termed PROC (Process ReOrdering-based Coscheduling) that adaptively regulates the scheduling sequence of conflicting processes based on the rescheduling latency of their correspondents in remote nodes. We perform extensive simulation-based experiments using both synthetic and realistic workloads to analyze the performance of PROC compared to alternatives such as local scheduling, a widely used batch scheduling, gang scheduling, and existing ICS schemes. The results show that all ICS schemes commonly experience priority boost conflicts, and that the proposed PROC significantly outperforms other ICS alternatives (or batch scheduling) by up to 50.4% (or 72.5%) in the average job response time. This improvement is achieved by reducing wasted idle time and spinning time without sacrificing fairness.
Publisher
SPRINGER
Issue Date
2007-04
Language
ENG
Keywords

VIRTUAL INTERFACE ARCHITECTURE; WORKSTATIONS

Citation

JOURNAL OF SUPERCOMPUTING, v.40, pp.1 - 28

ISSN
0920-8542
DOI
10.1007/s11227-006-0006-3
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10203/4682
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CS-Journal Papers(저널논문)
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