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Simulation of Virtual Machine Live Migration in High Throughput Computing Environments

Lookup NU author(s): Osama Alrajeh, Dr Matthew ForshawORCiD, Dr Stephen McGough, Dr Nigel Thomas



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Virtual Machine (VM) live migration is one strategic approach that can be employed to reduce energy consumption and increase the utilisation of a single computer in large computing infrastructure. However, virtualisation in High Throughput Computing (HTC) has received limited attention in the literature. In this paper, we present an extension of an existing tracedriven simulation to incorporate virtualisation. Furthermore, we implement the pre-copy live migration algorithm to provide a test environment for job live migration in HTC system. Our simulation provides the total number of migrations and their overall time of migrations as well as calculates the energy consumption of migrations during its runtime. In this paper, we propose two methods to perform the live migration in the HTC system. We demonstrate that our responsive migration could save up to 75% of the system wasted energy.

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Author(s): Alrajeh O, Forshaw M, McGough AS, Thomas N

Editor(s): Besada, E; Rodríguez Polo, Ó; De Grande, R; Risco, JL

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: IEEE/ACM 22nd International Symposium on Distributed Simulation and Real Time Applications (DS-RT)

Year of Conference: 2019

Pages: 47-54

Online publication date: 07/01/2019

Acceptance date: 26/07/2018

Date deposited: 10/01/2019

Publisher: IEEE


DOI: 10.1109/DISTRA.2018.8601013

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ISBN: 9781538650486