Accession Number : ADA113624

Title :   Distributed and Decentralized Control in Fully Distributed Processing Systems.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : GEORGIA INST OF TECH ATLANTA SCHOOL OF INFORMATION AND COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Saponas,Timothy G

PDF Url : ADA113624

Report Date : Dec 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 206

Abstract : An essential component of a Fully Distributed Processing System (FDPS) is the distributed and decentralized control. This component unifies the management of the resources of the FDPS and provides system transparency to the user. In this dissertation the problems of distributed and decentralized control are analyzed and fundamental characteristics of an FDPS executive control are identified. Several models of control have been constructed in order to demonstrate the variety of resource management strategies available to system designers and provide some insight into the relative merits of the various strategies. The performance of four control models has been analyzed by means of simulation experiments.

Descriptors :   *Distributed data processing, *Decentralization, *Control, Networks, Resource management, Data bases, Strategy, Models

Subject Categories : Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE