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Re-appraising instance seeking in Public Clouds

O'Loughlin, John and Gillam, Lee (2015) Re-appraising instance seeking in Public Clouds In: Science and Information Conference (SAI), 2015, 2015-07-28-2016-07-30, London, UK.


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Variable compute performance has been widely reported on for virtual machine instances of the same type, and price, on Public Infrastructure Clouds. This has led to the proposal of a number of so called ‘instance seeking’ or ‘placement gaming’ strategies, with the aim of obtaining better performing instances for the same price for a given workload. However, a number of assumptions made in models presented in the literature fail to hold for real large-scale Public Infrastructure Clouds. We demonstrate, using data from our experiments on EC2, the problems of such assumptions, discuss how these models are likely to underestimate the costs involved, and demonstrate why such literature requires a better Cloud Compute Model.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Conference Paper)
Subjects : Cloud Computing
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Computing Science
Authors :
O'Loughlin, John
Gillam, Lee
Date : July 2015
DOI : 10.1109/SAI.2015.7237237
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Depositing User : Lee Gillam
Date Deposited : 07 Sep 2016 11:43
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 18:35

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