Effective Straggler Mitigation: Attack of the Clones

TitleEffective Straggler Mitigation: Attack of the Clones
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsAnanthanarayanan, G., Ghodsi A., Shenker S., & Stoica I.
Other Numbers3379

Small jobs, that are typically run for interactive data analysesin datacenters, continue to be plagued by disproportionatelylong-running tasks called stragglers. In the productionclusters at Facebook and Microsoft Bing, evenafter applying state-of-the-art straggler mitigation techniques,these latency sensitive jobs have stragglers thatare on average 8 times slower than themedian task in thatjob. Such stragglers increase the average job duration by

Bibliographic Notes

Proceedings of the 10th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI ’13), Lombard, Illinois, pp. 185-198

Abbreviated Authors

G. Ananthanarayanan, A. Ghodsi, S. Shenker, and I. Stoica

ICSI Research Group

Networking and Security

ICSI Publication Type

Article in conference proceedings