Accession Number : ADA132093

Title :   Decentralized Control of Scheduling in Distributed Systems.

Descriptive Note : Quarterly rept. no. 5, 15 Dec 82-4 Mar 83,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS UNIV AMHERST DEPT OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Stankovic,John A

PDF Url : ADA132093

Report Date : 18 Mar 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 111

Abstract : This fifth quarterly report incluses two technical papers. The first paper deals with three algorithms that could be utilized to control tasks/job scheduling in distributed systems. Using a simulation approach, insight into the performance and stability of decentralized job control scheduling algorithms is demonstrated. The second paper provides a survey of current research directions in distributed systems software. Research in distributed operating systems, languages and data bases is covered, and important research questions for distributed system softwere are posed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Data management, *Scheduling, *Management planning and control, *Network analysis(Management), *Distributed data processing, Decentralization, Control, Production control, Algorithms, Simulation, Systems analysis, Operational effectiveness, Stability, Computer programs, Information systems, Programming languages, Data bases, Research management, Bayes theorem, Decision theory, Computers, Communications networks

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE