User-level data center tomography

Twigg, N.A., Fayed, M., Perkins, C. , Pezaros, D. and Tso, F.P. (2012) User-level data center tomography. In: ACM SIGCOMM 2012, Helsinki, Finland, 13-17 Aug 2012, pp. 101-102. (doi: 10.1145/2342356.2342380)

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Measurement and inference in data centers presents a set of opportunities and challenges distinct from the Internet domain. Existing toolsets may be perturbed or be mislead by issues related to virtualization. Yet, while equally confronted by scale, data centers are relatively homogenous and symmetric. We believe these may be attributes to be exploited. However, data is required to better evaluate our hypotheses. Therefore, we present our efforts to gather data using a single framework from which we can launch tests of our choosing. Our observations reinforce recent claims, but indicate changes in the network. They also reveal additional obfuscations stemming from virtualization.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Tso, Dr Fung Po and Perkins, Dr Colin and Pezaros, Professor Dimitrios
Authors: Twigg, N.A., Fayed, M., Perkins, C., Pezaros, D., and Tso, F.P.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Research Group:Embedded Networked and Distributed Systems
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