Using Phase Behavior in Scientific Application to Guide
Linux Operating System Customization
Chandra Krintz and Rich Wolski
In this paper, we present the design of a system that
automatically generates application-specific Linux images
for scientific applications that execute using batched
cluster resources. Key to our approach is the use of recurring
patterns in program performance, i.e., phase-behavior, that
can be exploited potentially to guide automatic Linux customization
and to enable significantly higher levels in program performance.
We overview project and present a set of preliminary
results that show the potential of our approach.