Characterization and Prediction of Deep Learning Workloads in Large-Scale GPU Datacenters [article]

Qinghao Hu, Peng Sun, Shengen Yan, Yonggang Wen, Tianwei Zhang
2021 arXiv   pre-print
Modern GPU datacenters are critical for delivering Deep Learning (DL) models and services in both the research community and industry. When operating a datacenter, optimization of resource scheduling and management can bring significant financial benefits. Achieving this goal requires a deep understanding of the job features and user behaviors. We present a comprehensive study about the characteristics of DL jobs and resource management. First, we perform a large-scale analysis of real-world
more » ... traces from SenseTime. We uncover some interesting conclusions from the perspectives of clusters, jobs and users, which can facilitate the cluster system designs. Second, we introduce a general-purpose framework, which manages resources based on historical data. As case studies, we design: a Quasi-Shortest-Service-First scheduling service, which can minimize the cluster-wide average job completion time by up to 6.5x; and a Cluster Energy Saving service, which improves overall cluster utilization by up to 13%.
arXiv:2109.01313v1 fatcat:izw77evef5fpzb2ent3u6adyca