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DVFS Aware CPU Credit Enforcement in a Virtualized System

Hagimont, Daniel and Mayap Kamga, Christine and Broto, Laurent and Tchana, Alain-Bouzaïde and De Palma, Noel DVFS Aware CPU Credit Enforcement in a Virtualized System. (2013) In: ACM/IFIP/USENIX International Middleware Conference 2013, 9 December 2013 - 13 December 2013 (Beijing, China).

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-45065-5_7


Nowadays, virtualization is present in almost all computing infrastructures. Thanks to VM migration and server consolidation, virtualization helps reducing power consumption in distributed environments. On another side, Dynamic Voltage and Frequency Scaling (DVFS) allows servers to dynamically modify the processor frequency (according to the CPU load) in order to achieve less energy consumption. We observed that these two techniques have several incompatibilities. For instance, if two virtual machines VM1 and VM2 are running on the same physical host (with their respective allocated credits), VM1 being overloaded and VM2 being underloaded, the host may be globally underloaded leading to a reduction of the processor frequency, which would penalize VM1 even if VM1’s owner booked a given CPU capacity. In this paper, we analyze the compatibility of available VM schedulers with DVFS management in virtualized environments, we identify key issues and finally propose a DVFS aware VM scheduler which addresses these issues. We implemented and evaluated our prototype in the Xen virtualized environment.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:Thanks to Springer editor. The definitive version is available at http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-642-45065-5_7
HAL Id:hal-01151030
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
Other partners > Université Joseph Fourier Grenoble 1 - UJF (FRANCE)
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