Optimal dynamic control of resources in a distributed system

Kang G. Shin, C. M. Krishna, Yann-Hang Lee

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Abstract

The authors quantitatively formulate the problem of controlling resources in a distributed system so as to optimize a reward function and derive optimal control strategies using Markov decision theory. The control variables treated are quite general; they could be control decisions related to system configuration, repair, diagnostics, files, or data. Two algorithms for resource control in distributed systems are derived for time-invariant and periodic environments, respectively. A detailed example to demonstrate the power and usefulness of the approach is provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1188-1198
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Transactions on Software Engineering
Volume15
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1989
Externally publishedYes

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Optimal dynamic control of resources in a distributed system. / Shin, Kang G.; Krishna, C. M.; Lee, Yann-Hang.

In: IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, Vol. 15, No. 10, 10.1989, p. 1188-1198.

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Shin, Kang G. ; Krishna, C. M. ; Lee, Yann-Hang. / Optimal dynamic control of resources in a distributed system. In: IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering. 1989 ; Vol. 15, No. 10. pp. 1188-1198.
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