Combining hardware and simulation for datacenter scaling studies

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Abstract

Datacenter networks are becoming crucial foundations for our information technology based society. However, commercial datacenter infrastructure is often unavailable to researchers for conducting experiments. In this work, we therefore elaborate on the possibility of combining commercial hardware and simulation to illustrate the scalability and performance of datacenter networks. We simulate a Datacenter network and interconnect it with real world traffic generation hardware. Analysis of the introduced packet conversion and virtual queueing delays shows that the conversion efficiency is at the order of a few microseconds, but the virtual queuing may have significant implication on the performance analysis results.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 International Conference on Optical Network Design and Modeling
Number of pages6
PublisherIEEE
Publication date2017
Pages1-6
ISBN (Print)9783901882937
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event2017 International Conference on Optical Network Design and Modeling - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 15 May 201718 May 2017
Conference number: ONDM 2017

Conference

Conference2017 International Conference on Optical Network Design and Modeling
NumberONDM 2017
CountryHungary
CityBudapest
Period15/05/201718/05/2017

Keywords

  • Delays
  • Analytical models
  • Computational modeling
  • Hardware
  • Servers
  • Computer architecture
  • Workstations
  • Datacenter
  • Simulation
  • System-in-the-loop

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Ruepp, Sarah Renée ; Pilimon, Artur ; Thrane, Jakob ; Galili, Michael ; Berger, Michael Stübert ; Dittmann, Lars. / Combining hardware and simulation for datacenter scaling studies. 2017 International Conference on Optical Network Design and Modeling. IEEE, 2017. pp. 1-6
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Ruepp, SR, Pilimon, A, Thrane, J, Galili, M, Berger, MS & Dittmann, L 2017, Combining hardware and simulation for datacenter scaling studies. in 2017 International Conference on Optical Network Design and Modeling. IEEE, pp. 1-6, 2017 International Conference on Optical Network Design and Modeling, Budapest, Hungary, 15/05/2017. https://doi.org/10.23919/ONDM.2017.7958554

Combining hardware and simulation for datacenter scaling studies. / Ruepp, Sarah Renée; Pilimon, Artur; Thrane, Jakob; Galili, Michael; Berger, Michael Stübert; Dittmann, Lars.

2017 International Conference on Optical Network Design and Modeling. IEEE, 2017. p. 1-6.

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Ruepp SR, Pilimon A, Thrane J, Galili M, Berger MS, Dittmann L. Combining hardware and simulation for datacenter scaling studies. In 2017 International Conference on Optical Network Design and Modeling. IEEE. 2017. p. 1-6 https://doi.org/10.23919/ONDM.2017.7958554