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Article title SOFTWARE COMPLEX FOR INTELLIGENT SCHEDULING AND ADAPTIVE SELF-ORGANIZATION OF VIRTUAL COMPUTING RESOURCES BASED IN LIT JINR CLOUD CENTER
Authors N.A. Balashov, A.V. Baranov, I.S. Kadochnikov, V.V. Korenkov, N.A. Kutovskiy, A.V. Nechaevskiy, I.S. Pelevanyuk
Section SECTION IV. CLOUD COMPUTING
Month, Year 12, 2016 @en
Index UDC 004.023, 004.75
DOI 10.18522/2311-3103-2016-12-92103
Abstract Rapid development of cloud technologies has led to their wide use both in commercial and academic areas. The Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) hosts its own cloud infrastructure built on the OpenNebula platform based on the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) model. The JINR cloud service is used as a universal computing resource supporting workload-intensive scientific computations as well as low-load activities. The complexity of modern software libraries and ap-plications makes it hard to predict possible workloads generated by the software. For this reason cloud resources are often over-allocated leading to a high degree of underutilization of underlying equipment. It is useful for commercial cloud providers to optimize their resources consumption but it is especially important for scientific organizations, such as JINR, limited in resources, where it is crucial to get the maximum performance out of the owned computing infrastructure. A common solution is to use consolidation of virtual machines (VMs) and a number of algorithms and methods for dynamic reallocation and consolidation of VMs were proposed recently. In this paper we describe a new heuristics-based method of dynamic VMs reallocation utilizing the ranking system of computing resources to control Quality of Service (QoS) while over-provisioning the cloud in-frastructure. The method allows to release an amount of computing capacities by the means of VMs consolidation and a set of approaches to deal with the released resources is described in the paper giving the detailed overview of a novel approach based on integration of cloud services with batch systems. Based on the proposed methods and strategies we review a universal software framework that is currently under development allowing implementing a complete solution for improving cloud environments built on IaaS model.

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Keywords Сloud computing; virtualization, optimization; intelligent control; datacenters; VM consoli-dation.
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