NINEPIN: Non-invasive and energy efficient performance isolation in virtualized servers

Palden Lama, Xiaobo Zhou
2012 IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN 2012)  
A virtualized data center faces important but challenging issue of performance isolation among heterogeneous customer applications. Performance interference resulting from the contention of shared resources among co-located virtual servers has significant impact on the dependability of application QoS. We propose and develop NINEPIN, a non-invasive and energy efficient performance isolation mechanism that mitigates performance interference among heterogeneous applications hosted in virtualized
more » ... ted in virtualized servers. It is capable of increasing data center utility. Its novel hierarchical control framework aligns performance isolation goals with the incentive to regulate the system towards optimal operating conditions. The framework combines machine learning based self-adaptive modeling of performance interference and energy consumption, utility optimization based performance targeting and a robust model predictive control based target tracking. We implement NINEPIN on a virtualized HP ProLiant blade server hosting SPEC CPU2006 and RUBiS benchmark applications. Experimental results demonstrate that NINEPIN outperforms a representative performance isolation approach, Q-Clouds, improving the overall system utility and reducing energy consumption.
doi:10.1109/dsn.2012.6263956 dblp:conf/dsn/LamaZ12 fatcat:pteyyw2q3zeudicy22zjkjg4ce