Richard Wolski

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The goal of the Network Weather Service is to provide accurate forecasts of dy namically changing performance characteristics from a distributed set of metacom puting resources Providing a ubiquitous service that can both track dynamic per formance changes and remain stable in spite of them requires adaptive programming techniques an architectural design(More)
Cloud computing systems fundamentally provide access to large pools of data and computational resources through a variety of interfaces similar in spirit to existing grid and HPC resource management and programming systems.  These types of systems offer a new programming target for scalable application developers and have gained popularity over(More)
The Network Weather Service is a generalizable and extensible facility designed to provide dynamic resource performance forecasts in metacomputing environments. In this paper, we outline its design and detail the predictive performance of the forecasts it generates. While the forecasting methods are general, we focus on their ability to predict the TCP/IP(More)
The Network Weather Service is a generalizable and extensible facility designed to provide dynamic resource performance forecasts in metacomputing environments. In this paper, we outline its design and detail the predictive performance of the forecasts it generates. While the forecasting methods are general, we focus on their ability to predict the TCP/IP(More)
Heterogeneous networks are increasingly being used as platforms for resource-intensive distributed parallel applications. A critical contributor to the performance of such applications is the scheduling of constituent application tasks on the network. Since often the distributed resources cannot be brought under the control of a single global scheduler, the(More)
Ensembles of distributed, heterogeneous resources, also known as Computational Grids, have emerged as critical platforms for high-performance and resource-intensive applications. Such platforms provide the potential for applications to aggregate enormous bandwidth, computational power, memory, secondary storage, and other resources during a single(More)
Advances in networking technologies will soon make it possible to use the global information infrastructure in a qualitatively different way—as a computational as well as an information resource. As described in the recent book “The Grid: Blueprint for a New Computing Infrastructure,” this “Grid” will connect the nation’s computers, databases, instruments,(More)
In this paper, we describe methods for predicting the performance of Computational Grid resources (machines, networks, storage systems, etc.) using computationally inexpensive statistical techniques. The predictions generated in this manner are intended to support adaptive application scheduling in Grid settings, and on-line fault detection. Wedescribe a(More)
The Computational Grid is a promising platform for the efficient execution of parameter sweep applications over large parameter spaces. To achieve performance on the Grid, such applications must be scheduled so that shared data files are strategically placed to maximize re-use, and so that the application execution can adapt to the deliverable performance(More)
In this paper, we consider the problem of modeling machine availability in enterprise-area and wide-area distributed computing settings. Using availability data gathered from three different environments, we detail the suitability of four potential statistical distributions for each data set: exponential, Pareto, Weibull, and hyperexponential. In each case,(More)