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An Endpoint Communication Profiling Tool for Distributed Computing Frameworks

Type of publication Peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Proceedings (peer-reviewed)
Author Rosà, Andrea; Chen, Lydia Y.; Binder, Walter
Project LoadOpt - Workload Characterization and Optimization for Multicore Systems
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Proceedings (peer-reviewed)

Title of proceedings 36th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS 2016)
Place Nara, Japan
DOI 10.1109/ICDCS.2016.67

Abstract

Message exchange is a central activity in distributed computing frameworks. Nevertheless, past research has paid little attention on profiling techniques and tools for endpoint communication. In this paper, we fill this gap by introducing a new fine-grained profiler for endpoints and communication between them in distributed systems. Our tool aids efficient analysis, optimization, and tuning of endpoint communication in distributed frameworks. The paper presents an overview of our profiler, discusses employed profiling techniques and collected metrics, and shows preliminary results in profiling a well-known distributed computing framework.
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