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Issue No. 01 - January/February (2007 vol. 11)
ISSN: 1089-7801
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.
autonomic computing, utility functions

R. Das and J. O. Kephart, "Achieving Self-Management via Utility Functions," in IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 11, no. , pp. 40-48, 2007.
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