Control of Large Scale Computing Systems

Abstract—The rapidly increasing scale of computing systems means that it is vitally important to address the scaling challenges in the control of computing systems. We introduce a framework for describing the control problems for large scale computing systems that expand along two dimensions: the scale of the target system and the scale of the policy. Using this framework, we present control architectures that span a range from centralized schemes to distributed solutions. We further identify several research challenges related to issues such as target systems latencies and policy decomposition.

By: Yixin Diao; Joseph L. Hellerstein; Sujay Parekh

Published in: RC23955 in 2006


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