Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Conference papers

E2Clab: Exploring the Computing Continuum through Repeatable, Replicable and Reproducible Edge-to-Cloud Experiments

Daniel Rosendo 1 Pedro Silva 2 Matthieu Simonin 3 Alexandru Costan 1 Gabriel Antoniu 1
1 KerData - Scalable Storage for Clouds and Beyond
Inria Rennes – Bretagne Atlantique , IRISA-D1 - SYSTÈMES LARGE ÉCHELLE
3 MYRIADS - Design and Implementation of Autonomous Distributed Systems
Inria Rennes – Bretagne Atlantique , IRISA-D1 - SYSTÈMES LARGE ÉCHELLE
Abstract : Distributed digital infrastructures for computation and analytics are now evolving towards an interconnected ecosystem allowing complex applications to be executed from IoT Edge devices to the HPC Cloud (aka the Computing Continuum, the Digital Continuum, or the Transcontinuum). Understanding end-to-end performance in such a complex continuum is challenging. This breaks down to reconciling many, typically contradicting application requirements and constraints with low-level infrastructure design choices. One important challenge is to accurately reproduce relevant behaviors of a given application workflow and representative settings of the physical infrastructure underlying this complex continuum. In this paper we introduce a rigorous methodology for such a process and validate it through E2Clab. It is the first platform to support the complete analysis cycle of an application on the Computing Continuum: (i) the configuration of the experimental environment, libraries and frameworks; (ii) the mapping between the application parts and machines on the Edge, Fog and Cloud; (iii) the deployment of the application on the infrastructure; (iv) the automated execution; and (v) the gathering of experiment metrics. We illustrate its usage with a real-life application deployed on the Grid'5000 testbed, showing that our framework allows one to understand and improve performance, by correlating it to the parameter settings, the resource usage and the specifics of the underlying infrastructure.
Complete list of metadata

Cited literature [43 references]  Display  Hide  Download

https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-02916032
Contributor : Daniel Rosendo <>
Submitted on : Monday, August 17, 2020 - 10:59:04 AM
Last modification on : Friday, March 26, 2021 - 3:07:43 AM
Long-term archiving on: : Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 8:24:21 PM

Identifiers

Citation

Daniel Rosendo, Pedro Silva, Matthieu Simonin, Alexandru Costan, Gabriel Antoniu. E2Clab: Exploring the Computing Continuum through Repeatable, Replicable and Reproducible Edge-to-Cloud Experiments. Cluster 2020 - IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing, Sep 2020, Kobe, Japan. pp.1-11, ⟨10.1109/CLUSTER49012.2020.00028⟩. ⟨hal-02916032⟩

Share

Metrics

Record views

364

Files downloads

376