Evaluation of i/o performance regulating function with a virtual machine

Takashi Nagao, Nasanori Tanabe, Kazutoshi Yokoyama, Hideo Taniguchi

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A function that keeps the execution speed of a process constant despite the operation of other processes improves computer operational convenience. In this paper, we have described an I/O performance regulating function, which regulates execution time of a process’s I/O request (I/O time) according to the performance level that has been specified. Specifically, the proposed function limits the number of I/O requests for an I/O device, in order to guarantee that the I/O response time of the target process will achieve a specified time. Furthermore, the proposed function delays waking up the process until the time corresponding to the specified performance, in order to regulate the I/O time of the process. Regarding the usage form on the computer, borrowing virtual machines is widespread, and in this paper, we show that the proposed function can regulate the process I/O time on a virtual machine with high accuracy. In practice, the introduced function cannot regulate the timing of individual I/O actions particularly well, because the I/O time on the virtual machine is too short; however, the function can regulate with high accuracy over a longer term by carrying forward the deviations from each individual regulating events.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Networked-based Information Systems - The 22nd International Conference on Network-Based Information Systems, NBiS 2019
EditorsLeonard Barolli, Hiroaki Nishino, Tomoya Enokido, Makoto Takizawa
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9783030290283
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event22nd International Conference on Network-Based Information Systems, NBiS 2019 - Oita, Japan
Duration: Sep 5 2019Sep 7 2019

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
ISSN (Print)2194-5357
ISSN (Electronic)2194-5365


Conference22nd International Conference on Network-Based Information Systems, NBiS 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

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