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Euro-Par’98 Parallel Processing

Volume 1470 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 216-219

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On the self-similar nature of workstations and WWW servers workload

  • Olivier RichardAffiliated withLRI, Université Paris-Sud
  • , Franck CappelloAffiliated withLRI, Université Paris-Sud

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Abstract

This paper presents a workload characterization for workstations, servers and WWW servers. Twelve data sets built from standard UNIX tools and from access.log files are analyzed with three different time scales. We demonstrate that the workload of these resources is statistically self-similar in the periods of irregular activity.