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Title: Runtime Performance and Virtual Network Control Alternatives in VM-Based High-Fidelity Network Simulations

Abstract

In prior work (Yoginath and Perumalla, 2011; Yoginath, Perumalla and Henz, 2012), the motivation, challenges and issues were articulated in favor of virtual time ordering of Virtual Machines (VMs) in network simulations hosted on multi-core machines. Two major components in the overall virtualization challenge are (1) virtual timeline establishment and scheduling of VMs, and (2) virtualization of inter-VM communication. Here, we extend prior work by presenting scaling results for the first component, with experiment results on up to 128 VMs scheduled in virtual time order on a single 12-core host. We also explore the solution space of design alternatives for the second component, and present performance results from a multi-threaded, multi-queue implementation of inter-VM network control for synchronized execution with VM scheduling, incorporated in our NetWarp simulation system.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. ORNL
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Center for Computational Sciences
Sponsoring Org.:
Work for Others (WFO)
OSTI Identifier:
1061549
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Winter Simulation Conference, Berlin, Germany, 20121209, 20121212
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Yoginath, Srikanth B, Perumalla, Kalyan S, and Henz, Brian J. Runtime Performance and Virtual Network Control Alternatives in VM-Based High-Fidelity Network Simulations. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Yoginath, Srikanth B, Perumalla, Kalyan S, & Henz, Brian J. Runtime Performance and Virtual Network Control Alternatives in VM-Based High-Fidelity Network Simulations. United States.
Yoginath, Srikanth B, Perumalla, Kalyan S, and Henz, Brian J. Sun . "Runtime Performance and Virtual Network Control Alternatives in VM-Based High-Fidelity Network Simulations". United States.
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