THE VIRTUAL MARGIN OF ERROR - On the Limits of Virtual Machines in Scientific Research

Ulrich Lampe, André Miede, Nils Richerzhagen, Dieter Schuller, Ralf Steinmetz

Abstract

Using Virtual Machines from public cloud providers, researchers gain access to a large pool of experimental infrastructure at comparatively low cost. However, as it is shown in this position paper based on dedicated experiments using real-life systems, Virtual Machines often do not provide accurate time measurements. These limitations are problematic for a variety of use cases, such as the runtime comparison of algorithms in the computer science domain.

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Lampe U., Miede A., Richerzhagen N., Schuller D. and Steinmetz R. (2012). THE VIRTUAL MARGIN OF ERROR - On the Limits of Virtual Machines in Scientific Research . In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - Volume 1: CLOSER, ISBN 978-989-8565-05-1, pages 64-69. DOI: 10.5220/0003895500640069


in Bibtex Style

@conference{closer12,
author={Ulrich Lampe and André Miede and Nils Richerzhagen and Dieter Schuller and Ralf Steinmetz},
title={THE VIRTUAL MARGIN OF ERROR - On the Limits of Virtual Machines in Scientific Research},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - Volume 1: CLOSER,},
year={2012},
pages={64-69},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003895500640069},
isbn={978-989-8565-05-1},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - Volume 1: CLOSER,
TI - THE VIRTUAL MARGIN OF ERROR - On the Limits of Virtual Machines in Scientific Research
SN - 978-989-8565-05-1
AU - Lampe U.
AU - Miede A.
AU - Richerzhagen N.
AU - Schuller D.
AU - Steinmetz R.
PY - 2012
SP - 64
EP - 69
DO - 10.5220/0003895500640069