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Achieving Self-Management via Utility Functions
January/February 2007 (vol. 11 no. 1)
pp. 40-48
Jeffrey O. Kephart, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Rajarshi Das, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
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.
Index Terms:
autonomic computing, utility functions
Jeffrey O. Kephart, Rajarshi Das, "Achieving Self-Management via Utility Functions," IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 40-48, Jan.-Feb. 2007, doi:10.1109/MIC.2007.2
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