Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
Efficiency of batch processing is becoming increasingly important for many modern commercial service centers, e.g., clusters and cloud computing datacenters. However, periodical resource contentions have become the major performance obstacles for concurrently running applications on mainstream CMP servers. I/O contention is such a kind of obstacle, which may impede both the co-running performance of batch jobs and the system throughput seriously. In this paper, a dynamic I/O-aware scheduling algorithm is proposed to lower the impacts of I/O contention and to enhance the co-running performance in batch processing.