On the Effects of Data-Aware Allocation on Fully Distributed Storage Systems for Exascale

  • Jose A. PascualEmail author
  • Caroline Concatto
  • Joshua Lant
  • Javier Navaridas
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10659)


The convergence between computing- and data-centric workloads and platforms is imposing new challenges on how to best use the resources of modern computing systems. In this paper we show the need of enhancing system schedulers to differentiate between compute- and data-oriented applications to minimise interferences between storage and application traffic. These interferences can be especially harmful in systems featuring fully distributed storage systems together with unified interconnects, such as our custom-made architecture ExaNeSt. We analyse several data-aware allocation strategies, and found that such strategies are essential to maintain performance in distributed storage systems.


Near-data computing Scheduling Resource allocation 



This work was funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 671553.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jose A. Pascual
    • 1
    Email author
  • Caroline Concatto
    • 1
  • Joshua Lant
    • 1
  • Javier Navaridas
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Science SchoolThe University of ManchesterManchesterUK

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