CloudTraceViz: A visualization tool for tracing dynamic usage of cloud computing resources

Vinh Nguyen, Tommy Dang

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Abstract

This paper introduces CloudTraceViz, a visual analytic tool for analyzing the characteristics of modern cloud data centers. The goals of this tool are: 1) to fulfill a set of visual tasks on cloud computing retrieved from in-depth interviews with domain experts, 2) to visualize and monitor large real-world data in terms of both the number of profiles and number of time steps, and 3) to aid system administrator to trace and understand the causal relationship of multivariate data. To reach these goals, our system composes several interconnected visual components. The customized heatmap is used to capture the pattern of a single machine as well as a group of machines, the progressive rendering of parallel coordinate allows users to see the dynamic behavior of running task/job over time, the scatterplot matrices are used in conjunction with the parallel graph for anomaly extraction. The results on the Alibaba Cloud Trace dataset show that the visualization tools offer great support for users to have a high-level overview of a large dataset as well as understand the causal relations within multivariate data.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of DAAC 2019
Subtitle of host publication3rd Industry/University Joint International Workshop on Data-Center Automation, Analytics, and Control - Held in conjunction with SC 2019: The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728159911
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2019
Event3rd IEEE/ACM Industry/University Joint International Workshop on Data-Center Automation, Analytics, and Control, DAAC 2019 - Denver, United States
Duration: Nov 22 2019 → …

Publication series

NameProceedings of DAAC 2019: 3rd Industry/University Joint International Workshop on Data-Center Automation, Analytics, and Control - Held in conjunction with SC 2019: The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis

Conference

Conference3rd IEEE/ACM Industry/University Joint International Workshop on Data-Center Automation, Analytics, and Control, DAAC 2019
CountryUnited States
CityDenver
Period11/22/19 → …

Keywords

  • Cloud computing
  • Continuous heatmap
  • Multivariate analysis
  • Parallel Coordinates
  • Scatterplot matrix

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