Issue No.01 - January/February (2007 vol.11)
Jeffrey O. Kephart , IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MIC.2007.2
Self-management in accordance with high-level objectives that users can specify is a hallmark of autonomic computing systems. The authors advocate utility functions as a principled, practical, and general way of representing such objectives. In an effort to bring the promise of utility-based frameworks to the marketplace, they describe how they?ve implemented them in two commercial products to achieve efficient resource allocation in a prototype data center. They also address several challenges to commercialization stemming from the need to reconcile the two products' fundamentally different types of objectives.
autonomic computing, utility functions
Jeffrey O. Kephart, "Achieving Self-Management via Utility Functions", IEEE Internet Computing, vol.11, no. 1, pp. 40-48, January/February 2007, doi:10.1109/MIC.2007.2