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September 2006 (vol. 7 no. 9)
pp. 3
Omer F. Rana, Cardiff School of Computer Science and Welsh eScience Center
Jeffrey O. Kephart, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
A panel at the 3rd IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing (ICAC 2006) discussed the importance of building autonomic computing systems out of interoperating components from multiple vendors. The panel was made up of experts from industry and academia to ensure that views from both communities were represented. The panel was intended to raise debate about the advantages and disadvantages of multivendor autonomic computing systems, identifying essential roadblocks in technology, architecture, standards, and international law that would have to be overcome to achieve such systems. Another goal was to identify how technological needs could be better related to business requirements when deploying such systems in practice.
Index Terms:
distributed computing, systems administration, dynamic adaptation, autonomic computing
Omer F. Rana, Jeffrey O. Kephart, "Building Effective Multivendor Autonomic Computing Systems," IEEE Distributed Systems Online, vol. 7, no. 9, pp. 3, Sept. 2006, doi:10.1109/MDSO.2006.53
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