Fault-adaptive Scheduling for Data Acquisition Networks


Supporting such an all-to-all traffic matrix is chal- lenging as it can easily lead to congestion. Scheduling pat- terns are designed to avoid such congestion by spreading the communications over time. The time is divided in phases and communications are spread across the phases. However, current scheduling algorithms are not fault-tolerant. In this paper we propose a fault-adaptive congestion-free scheduling to support an all-to-all exchange in fat tree topology. Our approach consist in the computation of the minimum number of communication phases required to support the all-to-all exchange with the available links, and of the scheduling of the communications on these phases. It enables to recover from failures and makes optimal use of the remaining bandwidth. We show that our scheduling approach provides better performance than the most common approach which is the Linear-shift scheduling. The throughput is improved by roughly 80% with our approach, for as little as one link failure.

The 48th IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN)
Cristel Pelsser
Cristel Pelsser
Critical embedded systems, Computer networking, Researcher, Professor

The focus of my research is on network operations, routing, Internet measurements, protocols and security.