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The parallel data accesses inherent to large-scale data-intensive scientific computing require that data servers handle very high I/O concurrency. Concurrent requests from different processes or programs to hard disk can cause disk head thrashing between different disk regions, resulting in unacceptably low I/O performance. Current storage systems either(More)
The high degree of storage consolidation in modern vir-tualized datacenters requires flexible and efficient ways to allocate IO resources among virtual machines (VMs). Existing IO resource management techniques have two main deficiencies: (1) they are restricted in their ability to allocate resources across multiple hosts sharing a storage device, and (2)(More)
Storage device performance prediction is a key element of self-managed storage systems and application planning tasks, such as data assignment and configuration. Based on bagging ensemble, we proposed an algorithm named selective bagging classification and regression tree (SBCART) to model storage device performance. In addition, we consider the caching(More)
Aerenchyma formation after 7 days of waterlogging in commercial potting mixture can be a reliable, fast, and widely utilized approach for the selection of waterlogging tolerant barley genotypes. One major QTL for aerenchyma formation after 7 days of waterlogging treatment was identified and the newly developed markers explained 44 % of the phenotypic(More)
When files are striped in a parallel I/O system, requests to the files are decomposed into a number of sub-requests that are distributed over multiple servers. If a request is not aligned with the striping pattern such decomposition can make the first and last sub-requests much smaller than the striping unit. Because hard-disk-based servers can be much less(More)
Drought stress can directly inhibit seedling establishment in canola (Brassica napus), resulting in lower plant densities and reduced yields. To dissect this complex trait, 140 B. napus accessions were phenotyped under normal (0.0 MPa, S0) and water-stressed conditions simulated by polyethylene glycol (PEG) 6000 (-0.5 MPa, S5) in a hydroponic system.(More)
A cluster of data servers and a parallel file system are often used to provide high-throughput I/O service to parallel programs running on a compute cluster. To exploit I/O parallelism parallel file systems stripe file data across the data servers. While this practice is effective in serving asynchronous requests, it may break individual program's spatial(More)
Plant adaptation to waterlogged conditions requires a set of morphological and physiological/biochemical changes. The formation of aerenchyma is one of the most crucial adaptive traits for waterlogging tolerance. Enzymatic scavenging may also potentially contribute to waterlogging tolerance by providing detoxification of reactive oxygen species (ROS).(More)
Collective I/O is a widely used technique to improve I/O performance in parallel computing. It can be implemented as a client-based or as a server-based scheme. The client-based implementation is more widely adopted in the MPIIO software such as ROMIO because of its independence from the storage system configuration and its greater portability. However,(More)
While the performance of compute-bound applications can be effectively guaranteed with techniques such as space sharing or QoS-aware process scheduling, it remains a challenge to meet QoS requirements for end users of I/O-intensive applications using shared storage systems because of the difficulty of differentiating I/O services for different applications(More)