University of Peloponnese
In this paper, the authors examine the feasibility of dynamic rescheduling techniques for effectively utilizing compute resources within a data center. Their paper is motivated by practical concerns of Intel's NetBatch system, an Internet-scale data center based distributed computing platform developed by Intel Corporation for massively parallel chip simulations within the company. NetBatch has been operational for many years, and currently is deployed live on tens of thousands of machines that are globally distributed at various data centers. They perform an analysis of job execution traces obtained over a one year period collected from tens of thousands of NetBatch machines from 20 different pools.