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Mastering Mesos by Akhil Das, Dipa Dubhashi

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Resource allocation

The resource allocation module contains the policy that the Mesos master uses to determine the type and quantity of resource offers that need to be made to each framework. Organizations can customize it to implement their own allocation policy—for example, fair sharing, priority, and so on—which allows for fine-grained resource sharing. Custom allocation modules can be developed to address specific needs.

The resource allocation module is responsible for making sure that resources are shared in a fair manner among competing frameworks. The choice of algorithm used to determine the sharing policy has a great bearing on the efficiency of a cluster manager. One of the most popular allocation algorithms, max-min fairness, and its ...

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