JITA4DS: Disaggregated Execution of Data Science Pipelines Between the Edge and the Data Centre


  • Genoveva Vargas-Solar French Council of Scientific Research (CNRS)-LIRIS, France
  • Md Sahil Hassan University of Arizona, USA
  • Ali Akoglu University of Arizona, USA




Disaggregated data centers, data science pipelines, edge computing


This paper targets the execution of data science (DS) pipelines supported by data processing, transmission and sharing across several resources executing greedy processes. Current data science pipelines environments provide various infrastructure services with computing resources such as general-purpose processors (GPP), Graphics Processing Units (GPUs), Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) and Tensor Processing Unit (TPU) coupled with platform and software services to design, run and maintain DS pipelines. These one-fits-all solutions impose the complete externalization of data pipeline tasks. However, some tasks can be executed in the edge, and the backend can provide just in time resources to ensure ad-hoc and elastic execution environments.
This paper introduces an innovative composable “Just in Time Architecture” for configuring DCs for Data Science Pipelines (JITA-4DS) and associated resource management techniques. JITA-4DS is a cross-layer management system that is aware of both the application characteristics and the underlying infrastructures to break the barriers between applications, middleware/operating system, and hardware layers. Vertical integration of these layers is needed for building a customizable Virtual Data Center (VDC) to meet the dynamically changing data science pipelines’ requirements such as performance, availability, and energy consumption. Accordingly, the paper shows an experimental simulation devoted to run data science workloads and determine the best strategies for scheduling the allocation of resources implemented by JITA-4DS.


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Author Biographies

Genoveva Vargas-Solar, French Council of Scientific Research (CNRS)-LIRIS, France

Genoveva Vargas-Solar (http://www.vargas-solar.com) is senior scientist of the French CNRS at LIRIS. Her research interests concern distributed and heterogeneous databases architectures, efficient execution of data science pipelines and service-based database systems. She conducts fundamental and applied research activities for addressing these challenges on different architectures ARM, raspberry, cluster, cloud, and HPC.

Md Sahil Hassan, University of Arizona, USA

Md Sahil Hassan is pursuing his PhD at the Electrical and Computer Engineering department of the University of Arizona. His research works involve resource management for Heterogeneous computing platforms, and the design, validation and efficient implementation of innovative architectures on FPGA platform. He is also involved with research topics in the field of Neuromorphic Computing.

Ali Akoglu, University of Arizona, USA

Ali Akoglu (https://uweb.engr.arizona.edu/~akoglu/) is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the BIO5 Institute at the University of Arizona. He is the site-director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry-University Cooperative Research Center on Cloud and Autonomic Computing. His research interests lie in the fields of high performance computing, reconfigurable computing, and cloud computing with the goal of solving the challenges of bridging the gap between the domain scientist, programming environment, and highly-parallel hardware architectures.


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