Free network measurement for adaptive virtualized distributed computing

Ashish Gupta*, Marcia Zangrilli, Ananth I. Sundararaj, Anne I. Huang, Peter A Dinda, Bruce B. Lowekamp

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Abstract

An execution environment consisting of virtual machines (VMs) interconnected with a virtual overlay network can use the naturally occurring traffic of an existing, unmodified application running in the VMs to measure the underlying physical network. Based on these characterizations, and characterizations of the application's own communication topology, the execution environment can optimize the execution of the application using application-independent means such as VM migration and overlay topology changes. In this paper we demonstrate the feasibility of such free automatic network measurement by fusing the Wren passive monitoring and analysis system with Virtuoso's virtual networking system. We explain how Wren has been extended to support online analysis, and we explain how Virtuoso's adaptation algorithms have been enhanced to use Wren's physical network level information to choose VM-to-host mappings, overlay topology, and forwarding rules.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication20th International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS 2006
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Print)1424400546, 9781424400546
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006
Event20th IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS 2006 - Rhodes Island, Greece
Duration: Apr 25 2006Apr 29 2006

Publication series

Name20th International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS 2006
Volume2006

Other

Other20th IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS 2006
CountryGreece
CityRhodes Island
Period4/25/064/29/06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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