CS 244 ’19: Reproducing Results from Dominant Resource Fairness


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Keshav Santhanam, Homero Roman Roman

Original paper: Ali Ghodsi, Matei Zaharia, Benjamin Hindman, Andy Konwinski, Scott Shenker, and Ion Stoica. 2011. Dominant Resource Fairness: Fair Allocation of Multiple Resource Types.. In NSDI, Vol. 11. 24–24.

We reproduce Figures 9, 10, 13, and 14 in the DRF paper using a simulation-driven approach. Our goal is to measure metrics such as resource utilization and job completion time achieved by DRF compared to the Hadoop slot-based algorithm. We study the behavior of DRF using a microbenchmark trace derived from the paper and a large synthetic trace and find that DRF does in fact outperform the naive slot based policy for most use cases.

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