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See detailNetwork-Assisted Offloading for Mobile Cloud Applications
Fiandrino, Claudio UL; Kliazovich, Dzmitry UL; Bouvry, Pascal UL et al

in IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), London, UK, 2015 (2015)

Data traffic from mobile devices experiences unprecedented growth that current cellular network capacities cannot sustain. Traffic offloading to other type of networks such as WiFi emerged as a valid ... [more ▼]

Data traffic from mobile devices experiences unprecedented growth that current cellular network capacities cannot sustain. Traffic offloading to other type of networks such as WiFi emerged as a valid solution to relieve the load in cellular networks. In this paper, we propose novel solution, which unlike other existing methodologies uses information provided by the cellular network to optimize traffic offloading. The provided information includes channel usage statistics, user mobility patterns, information about available resources and other parameters. The offloading decisions aim at optimizing the balance between user and application requirements with availability of network resources. We validated the effectiveness of the proposed solution through simulations with NS-3 network simulator. The results show the capability of the solution in relieving cellular load while guaranteeing user QoS. [less ▲]

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See detailConnectivity Stability in Autonomous Multi-level UAV Swarms for Wide Area Monitoring
Danoy, Grégoire UL; Brust, Matthias R. UL; Bouvry, Pascal UL

in Proceedings of the Fifth ACM International Symposium on Development and Analysis of Intelligent Vehicular Networks and Applications (2015)

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See detailA Novel Multi-objectivisation Approach for Optimising the Protein Inverse Folding Problem
Nielsen, Sune Steinbjorn UL; Danoy, Grégoire UL; Jurkowski, Wiktor et al

in Applications of Evolutionary Computation: 18th European Conference, EvoApplications 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark, April 8-10, 2015, Proceedings (2015)

In biology, the subject of protein structure prediction is of continued interest, not only to chart the molecular map of the living cell, but also to design proteins of new functions. The Inverse Folding ... [more ▼]

In biology, the subject of protein structure prediction is of continued interest, not only to chart the molecular map of the living cell, but also to design proteins of new functions. The Inverse Folding Problem (IFP) is in itself an important research problem, but also at the heart of most rational protein design approaches. In brief, the IFP consists in finding sequences that will fold into a given structure, rather than determining the structure for a given sequence - as in conventional structure prediction. In this work we present a Multi Objective Genetic Algorithm (MOGA) using the diversity-as-objective (DAO) variant of multi-objectivisation, to optimise secondary structure similarity and sequence diversity at the same time, hence pushing the search farther into wide-spread areas of the sequence solution-space. To control the high diversity generated by the DAO approach, we add a novel Quantile Constraint (QC) mechanism to discard an adjustable worst quantile of the population. This DAO-QC approach can efficiently emphasise exploitation rather than exploration to a selectable degree achieving a trade-off producing both better and more diverse sequences than the standard Genetic Algorithm (GA). To validate the final results, a subset of the best sequences was selected for tertiary structure prediction. The super-positioning with the original protein structure demonstrated that meaningful sequences are generated underlining the potential of this work. [less ▲]

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See detailHEROS: Energy-Efficient Load Balancing for Heterogeneous Data Centers
Guzek, Mateusz UL; Kliazovich, Dzmitry UL; Bouvry, Pascal UL

in 8th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing IEEE CLOUD 2015 (2015)

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See detailNIDISC Introduction and Committees
Bouvry, Pascal UL; Danoy, Grégoire UL; Seredynski, Franciszek et al

in Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium Workshop (IPDPSW), 2015 IEEE International 2015-10-27 14:21:42 +0000 2015-10-27 14:21:42 +0000 (2015)

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See detailEnergy Consumption Optimization in Cloud Data Centers
Kliazovich, Dzmitry UL; Bouvry, Pascal UL; Granelli, Fabrizio et al

in Cloud Services, Networking and Management (2015)

Cloud computing data centers are becoming increasingly popular for providing computing resources. However, the expenses of these data centers has skyrocketed with the increase in computing capacity with ... [more ▼]

Cloud computing data centers are becoming increasingly popular for providing computing resources. However, the expenses of these data centers has skyrocketed with the increase in computing capacity with large percentage of the operational expenses due to energy consumption, especially in data centers that are used as backend computing infrastructure for cloud computing. This chapter emphasizes the role of the communication fabric in energy consumption and presents solutions for energy efficient network aware resource allocation in clouds. [less ▲]

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See detailParaMASK: a Multi-Agent System for the Efficient and Dynamic Adaptation of HPC Workloads
Guzek, Mateusz UL; Besseron, Xavier UL; Varrette, Sébastien UL et al

in 14th IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology (ISSPIT 2014) (2014, December)

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See detailPerformance Analysis of Cloud Environments on Top of Energy-Efficient Platforms Featuring Low Power Processors
Plugaru, Valentin UL; Varrette, Sébastien UL; Bouvry, Pascal UL

in Proc. of the 6th IEEE Intl. Conf. on Cloud Computing Technology and Science (CloudCom'14) (2014, December)

Energy efficiency remains a prevalent concern in the development of future HPC systems. Thus the next generations of supercomputers are foreseen to be developed as hybrid systems featuring traditional ... [more ▼]

Energy efficiency remains a prevalent concern in the development of future HPC systems. Thus the next generations of supercomputers are foreseen to be developed as hybrid systems featuring traditional processors, accelerators (such as GPGPUs) and/or low-power processor architectures (ARM, Intel Atom, etc.) primarily designed for the mobile and embedded de- vices market. Also, a confluence with the Cloud Computing (CC) paradigm is anticipated, driven by economic sustainability factors. However, the performance impact of running Cloud middleware on such crossbred platforms remains to be explored, especially on low power processors. In this context, this paper brings two main contributions: (1) the design and implementation of BACH, a framework able to execute automated performance evaluations of Cloud and HPC cluster environments; (2) the concrete validation of the framework for the evaluation of the modern OpenStack Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) middleware, deployed on a cutting-edge cluster based on ultra low power energy efficient ARM processors. The efficiency in itself is measured with synthetic HPC benchmarks: HPCC (incorporating the well known HPL), HPCG and real world applications from the bioinformatics domain - GROMACS and ABySS. The experimental evaluation revealed an average 24% performance drop in performance for compute-intensive tasks and 65.6% drop in communication capacity compared to the native environment without the IaaS solution, showing a non-negligible impact on the tested platform. To our knowledge, this is one of the first studies of this type, since deployment attempts of the OpenStack infrastructure on top of ARM platforms are in early stages, and are generally performed only for demonstration purposes. [less ▲]

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See detailErratum to: Internet shopping with price-sensitive discounts
Blazewicz, Jacek; Bouvry, Pascal UL; Kovalyov, Michael et al

in 4OR: a quarterly journal of operations research (2014), 12(4), 403-406

In Blazewich et al. (4OR-Q J Oper Res 12(1):35–48, 2014), an Internet shopping problem with price-sensitive discounts was introduced, in which a customer wants to buy a given set of products in a given ... [more ▼]

In Blazewich et al. (4OR-Q J Oper Res 12(1):35–48, 2014), an Internet shopping problem with price-sensitive discounts was introduced, in which a customer wants to buy a given set of products in a given set of Internet shops. This problem is an extension of the original Internet shopping optimization problem (ISOP) presented in Blazewich et al. (Int J Appl Math Comput Sci 20(2):385–390, 2010). For each Internet shop, standard prices for the products are given as well as a concave increasing discounting function of the total standard and delivery price. The problem is to buy all the required products at the minimum total discounted price. Among other results, approximability issues were shortly discussed. This note extends this discussion and corrects a flaw in Blazewich et al. (4OR-Q J Oper Res 12(1):35–48, 2014). [less ▲]

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See detailBi-objective Exact Optimization of Satellite Payload Power Configuration
Kieffer, Emmanuel UL; Stathakis, Apostolos UL; Danoy, Grégoire UL et al

in VIII ALIO/EURO Workshop on Applied Combinatorial Optimization (2014, December)

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See detailVisualization and Classification of Protein Secondary Structures using Self-Organizing Maps
Grevisse, Christian UL; Muller, Ian William UL; Jimenez Laredo, Juan Luis UL et al

in IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (IEEE SSCI 2014) (2014, December)

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See detailMulti-Objective Evolutionary Approach for the Satellite Payload Power Optimization Problem
Kieffer, Emmanuel UL; Stathakis, Apostolos UL; Danoy, Grégoire UL et al

in IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (IEEE SSCI 2014) (2014, December)

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See detailMulti-objective evolutionary algorithms for energy-aware scheduling on distributed computing systems
Guzek, Mateusz UL; Pecero, Johnatan UL; Dorronsoro, Bernabé UL et al

in Applied Soft Computing (2014), 24

The ongoing increase of energy consumption by IT infrastructures forces data center managers to find innovative ways to improve energy efficiency. The latter is also a focal point for different branches ... [more ▼]

The ongoing increase of energy consumption by IT infrastructures forces data center managers to find innovative ways to improve energy efficiency. The latter is also a focal point for different branches of computer science due to its financial, ecological, political, and technical consequences. One of the answers is given by scheduling combined with dynamic voltage scaling technique to optimize the energy consumption. The way of reasoning is based on the link between current semiconductor technologies and energy state management of processors, where sacrificing the performance can save energy. This paper is devoted to investigate and solve the multi-objective precedence constrained application scheduling problem on a distributed computing system, and it has two main aims: the creation of general algorithms to solve the problem and the examination of the problem by means of the thorough analysis of the results returned by the algorithms. The first aim was achieved in two steps: adaptation of state-of-the-art multi-objective evolutionary algorithms by designing new operators and their validation in terms of performance and energy. The second aim was accomplished by performing an extensive number of algorithms executions on a large and diverse benchmark and the further analysis of performance among the proposed algorithms. Finally, the study proves the validity of the proposed method, points out the best-compared multi-objective algorithm schema, and the most important factors for the algorithms performance. [less ▲]

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See detailBi-objective Optimization of Satellite Payload Power Configuration
Kieffer, Emmanuel UL; Stathakis, Apostolos UL; Danoy, Grégoire UL et al

in International Conference on Metaheuristics and Nature Inspired Computing (META 2014) (2014, October)

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See detailExploiting the Hard-wired Vulnerabilities of Newscast via Connectivity-splitting Attack
Muszynski, Jakub UL; Varrette, Sébastien UL; Jimenez Laredo, Juan Luis UL et al

in Proc. of the IEEE Intl. Conf. on Network and System Security (NSS 2014) (2014, October)

Newscast is a model for information dissemination and mem- bership management in large-scale, agent-based distributed systems. It deploys a simple, peer-to-peer data exchange protocol. The Newscast pro ... [more ▼]

Newscast is a model for information dissemination and mem- bership management in large-scale, agent-based distributed systems. It deploys a simple, peer-to-peer data exchange protocol. The Newscast pro- tocol forms an overlay network and keeps it connected by means of an epidemic algorithm, thus featuring a complex, spatially structured, and dynamically changing environment. It has recently become very popu- lar due to its inherent resilience to node volatility as it exhibits strong self-healing properties. In this paper, we analyze the robustness of the Newscast model when executed in a distributed environment subjected to malicious acts. More precisely, we evaluate the resilience of Newscast against cheating faults and demonstrate that even a few naive cheaters are able to defeat the protocol by breaking the network connectivity. Concrete experiments are performed using a framework that implements both the protocol and the cheating model considered in this work. [less ▲]

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See detailAnalysis of the Data Flow in the Newscast Protocol for Possible Vulnerabilities
Muszynski, Jakub UL; Varrette, Sébastien UL; Laredo, J. L. Jiménez et al

in Proc. of Intl. Conf. on Cryptography and Security System (CSS'14) (2014, September)

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See detailHPC Performance and Energy-Efficiency of the OpenStack Cloud Middleware
Varrette, Sébastien UL; Plugaru, Valentin UL; Guzek, Mateusz UL et al

in Proc. of the 43rd Intl. Conf. on Parallel Processing (ICPP-2014), Heterogeneous and Unconventional Cluster Architectures and Applications Workshop (HUCAA'14) (2014, September)

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See detailOptimising small-world properties in VANETs: Centralised and distributed overlay approaches
Schleich, Julien UL; Danoy, Grégoire UL; Dorronsoro, Bernabé UL et al

in Applied Soft Computing (2014), 21(0), 637646

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See detailManagement of an Academic HPC Cluster: The UL Experience
Varrette, Sébastien UL; Bouvry, Pascal UL; Cartiaux, Hyacinthe UL et al

in Proc. of the 2014 Intl. Conf. on High Performance Computing Simulation (HPCS 2014) (2014, July)

The intensive growth of processing power, data storage and transmission capabilities has revolutionized many aspects of science. These resources are essential to achieve high-quality results in many ... [more ▼]

The intensive growth of processing power, data storage and transmission capabilities has revolutionized many aspects of science. These resources are essential to achieve high-quality results in many application areas. In this context, the University of Luxembourg (UL) operates since 2007 an High Performance Computing (HPC) facility and the related storage. The aspect of bridging computing and storage is a requirement of UL service – the reasons are both legal (certain data may not move) and performance related. Nowa- days, people from the three faculties and/or the two Interdisciplinary centers within the UL, are users of this facility. More specifically, key research priorities such as Systems Bio-medicine (by LCSB) and Security, Reliability & Trust (by SnT) require access to such HPC facilities in order to function in an adequate environment. The management of HPC solutions is a complex enterprise and a constant area for discussion and improvement. The UL HPC facility and the derived deployed services is a complex computing system to manage by its scale: at the moment of writing, it consists of 150 servers, 368 nodes (3880 computing cores) and 1996 TB of shared raw storage which are all configured, monitored and operated by three per- sons using advanced IT automation solutions based on Puppet [1], FAI [2] and Capistrano [3]. This paper covers all the aspects in relation to the management of such a complex infrastructure, whether technical or administrative. Most design choices or implemented approaches have been motivated by several years of experience in addressing research needs, mainly in the HPC area but also in complementary services (typically Web-based). In this context, we tried to answer in a flexible and convenient way many technological issues. This experience report may be of interest for other research centers belonging either to the public or the private sector looking for good if not best practices in cluster architecture and management. [less ▲]

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