Improve the performance of the workflow archiving data from dataturbine to metacat
Now the workflow iterates each sensor sequentially to archiving data. Probably we can parallel the process.
#4 Updated by Daniel Crawl over 8 years ago
The sensor data read from DT is no longer written to file system, but written directly to EcogridWriter via ObjectTokens.
There are parameters to control the concurrency of reading from DT and writing to Metacat. In my tests, I found that increasing the number of writers to Metacat improved performance the best. However, as the data sizes and number of writers increased, I started getting errors from EcogridWriter, such as permission denied...
#5 Updated by Derik Barseghian over 8 years ago
I'm retargeting for consideration for kepler-2.4.0, and reassigning. The actor changes could ideally be included in kepler 2.4.0, and after that, the remaining workflow portion of the bug could then be targeted to sensor-view-1.x.y. The actor changes need review, ideally by Jing since he's familiar w/ the actor, and the above attached faster version of the workflow needs to be debugged to find the source of the errors Dan mentions in comment#4. We also need to make sure all the improvements Jing and I have made to the current version of the workflow after publication of the paper are merged into the faster version. I believe the current version has been more thoroughly tested and doesn't have the errors mentioned, so I'd rather stick with it for the initial sensor-view release, even if it's slower.
#6 Updated by Derik Barseghian over 8 years ago
Just ran this workflow again (albeit w/ provenance on) and it took 13:54 to run, for not a great deal of data. That's pretty bad.
After discussion w/ Dan, getting at least one of his performance changes in probably won't be hard, and will help a lot: don't use the filesystem when transferring date between dataturbine and ecogrid writer -- swap CreateDataSets actors and use newer EcogridWriter actor. Temporarily retarget to me from Jing, and sensor-view-0.9.0 for this change.
#7 Updated by Derik Barseghian over 8 years ago
I got the EcogridWriter changes merged into trunk, finished at r30478.
After this I tried to swap in CreateDataSetsFromDataTurbine for CreateDataSets in the existing archive workflow, but it's not that simple, offhand it seemed like some non-trivial changes would have to be made to the workflow.
So then I tried to run Dan's version of the workflow attached to this bug (with url parameters changed to my test DT, and dev2). I got some Kepler lockup errors initially due to memory. Then I got some authentication errors. I found the EcogridWriter username using dc=sdsc, so I changed to dc=ecoinformatics , but I still get authentication issues. The workflow proceeds til complete despite the error, but I don't think it submits anything (each time, debug msgs on console report dealing w/ the same number of data points). I then ran the original workflow to make sure it wasn't a network/dev2 issue. That succeeded.
I expect I'm missing making a simple config change to the workflow.
After that's done, the summary report composite should be adapted and merged into this workflow, and any other changes Jing and I made since the fork as well. Then some testing.
#9 Updated by Derik Barseghian over 8 years ago
Today I did a bunch of testing of the new (archiveModified.xml -- attached) and the existing (archiveDataturbineDataToMetacat.kar) workflows, with and without the EcogridWriter changes, trying to track down why run times were dismally long.
The summary is uploading to dev2 seems to take a minimum of ~125s per datapackage right now, no matter the workflow, or EcogridWriter actor changes. Uploading to chico1, which is further away and a slower machine, for similar amounts of data, takes only ~30s to 40s per datapackage. So we'll have to look into why dev2 is performing so badly later. Jing restarted the tomcat, it didn't help.
So i'm planning to include the EcogridWriter changes and the new version of the workflow in the sensor-view release. I've spliced in the nice end display results that Jing created for the old workflow.
#10 Updated by Derik Barseghian over 8 years ago
I forgot to add that the auth error was due to dc=edu instead of dc=org, when trying to save to dev2.
I committed the changes in the comment above, re-saved the workflow beneath sensor-view-0.9.0, and tested it beneath 0.9.0, and it worked. Closing. Will open a different bug for dev2's metacat performance.