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.
Page(s)185-198
Other Numbers3379
Abstract

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

URLhttps://www.icsi.berkeley.edu/pubs/networking/ICSI_effectivestragglermitigation13.pdf
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