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Fast maximum coverage of system behavior from a performance and power point of view

Da Costa, Georges and Pierson, Jean-Marc and Fontoura Cupertino, Leandro Fast maximum coverage of system behavior from a performance and power point of view. (2020) Concurrency and Computation:Practice and Experience, 32 (14). ISSN 1532-0634

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1002/cpe.5673


This article proposes a methodology for constructing and assessing the quality of benchmark-suites dedicated to understand server behavior. Applications are multiple: behavioral models creation, power capping, abnormal behavior detection, model validation. To reach all the operating points of one server, an automatic operating range detection is necessary. To get the knowledge of the operating range, an exhaustive search of possible reachable states must be conducted. While many works use for this purpose only simplistic benchmark-suites in their research, we show in this article that using simple assumptions (leading to simple models such as linear ones) introduces large bias. We identify the bias due to individual hardware components. The key for understanding and modeling of the system behavior (from performance and power consumption points of view) is to stress the system and its subsystems on a large set of configurations, and to collect values spanningover a large spectrum.We define a coverage metric for evaluating the coverage of measured performance indicators and power values. We evaluate different benchmarks using that metric, and thoroughly analyze their impact on the collected values. Finally, we propose a benchmark-suite providing a large coverage, adapted to general cases.

Item Type:Article
HAL Id:hal-02943086
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (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)
Laboratory name:
European Commission - FP7 Information and Communication Technologies
Deposited On:18 Sep 2020 13:43

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