Waleed Meleis, Kaushik Chowdhury
Date of Award
Master of Science
Department or Academic Unit
College of Engineering. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
bursty workload, distribute system, e-commerce benchmark, load balancing, multi-tier, virtualization
Electrical and Computer Engineering | Engineering
In today's world, the fast growing internet users produce a heavy
workload, while famous websites and cloud centers attract a big part
of this workload. It is not a trivial to handle such a heavy load. Es-
pecially, when a burst of loads arrive, even big enterprise systems may
fail to keep high performance and service availability. Therefore, it is
critical for system designers and service providers to take into account
the effects of bursty workloads. Motivated by the above problem, we
build a testbed of a multi-tier e-commerce site according to the TPC-
W specifications in order to investigate the existence of burstiness as
well as its performance impacts on multi-tier applications. By using
virtualization techniques, we further extend our TPC-W testbed to
emulate an enterprise cluster system which consists of a cluster of vir-
tual servers at the Front tier. In this new testbed, we implement and
evaluate three load balancing algorithms under bursty workloads.
Chen, Jiahui, "Enterprise system installation and performance evaluation" (2011). Electrical and Computer Engineering Master's Theses. Paper 68. http://hdl.handle.net/2047/d20002044
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