|Student Name:||Salvatore Capra, Civilian|
|Thesis:||Cloud Computing Trace Characterization and Synthetic Workload Generation|
|Location:||ENG Conference Room (Building 640, Room 317)|
|Date & Time:||02/22/2013 at 1000|
|Abstract:|| This thesis researches cloud computing client initiated workloads. A heuristic presented in the work defines a process of workload trace characterization and synthetic workload generation. Analysis of a cloud trace provides insight into client request behaviors and statistical parameters. A versatile workload generation tool creates client connections, controls request rates, defines number of jobs, produces tasks within each job, and manages task durations. The test system consists of multiple clients creating workloads and a server receiving requests, all contained within a virtual machine environment. Statistical analysis verifies the synthetic workload experimental results are consistent with real workload behaviors and characteristics.