Synchronization-aware virtual machine scheduling for parallel applications in xen

Cheol Ho Hong, Chuck Yoo

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Student Member and Chuck YOOtb), Member SUMMARY In this paper, we propose a synchronization-aware VM scheduler for parallel applications in Xen. The proposed scheduler prevents threads from waiting for a significant amount of time during synchroniza-tion. For this purpose, we propose an identification scheme that can identify the threads that have awaited other threads for a long time. In this scheme, a detection module that can infer the internal status of guest OSs was devel-oped. We also present a scheduling policy that can accelerate bottlenecks of concurrent VMs. We implemented our VM scheduler in the recent Xen hypervisor with para-virtualized Linux-based operating systems. We show that our approach can improve the performance of concurrent VMs by up to 43% as compared to the credit scheduler.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2720-2723
Number of pages4
JournalIEICE Transactions on Information and Systems
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Dec


  • Parallel application
  • Virtual machine scheduling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence


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