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A Stochastic Approach to Estimating Earliest Start Times of Nodes for Scheduling DAGs on Heterogeneous Distributed Computing Systems

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2 Author(s)
Kamthe, A. ; Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Auburn Univ., AL, USA ; Soo-Young Lee

Previously, DAG scheduling schemes used the mean (average) of computation or communication time in dealing with temporal heterogeneity. However, it is not optimal to consider only the means of computation and communication times in DAG scheduling on a temporally (and spatially) heterogeneous distributed computing system. In this paper, it is proposed that the second order moments of computation and communication times, such as the standard deviations, be taken into account in addition to their means, in scheduling "stochastic" DAGs. An effective scheduling approach which accurately estimates the earliest start time of each node and derives a schedule leading to a shorter average parallel execution time has been developed. Through an extensive computer simulation, it has been shown that a significant improvement (reduction) in the average parallel execution times of stochastic DAGs can be achieved by the proposed approach.

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Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, 2005. Proceedings. 19th IEEE International

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04-08 April 2005