Accession Number : ADA138174

Title :   Decentralized Control of Scheduling in Distributed Systems.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 16 Dec 82-15 Dec 83,

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

Personal Author(s) : Stankovic,J A

PDF Url : ADA138174

Report Date : 15 Dec 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 53

Abstract : This report summarizes the work and results produced during this contract over the past year. A summary of our results on the use of Bayesian Decision theory is reported. Two master's thesis were completed: one on bidding and one on stochastic learning automata. We have also been working on an analytical model but little new progress over that reported in the last quarterly report has been made in this area. Progress was made on a decentrailized scheduling approach for systems with tasks having real-time constraints. This report also briefly states our overall conclusions and makes several recommendations for the work to be done in the final year of this contract. Section 5 lists the papers, thesis, and presentations produced this year. Section 6 contains the required budget information, and finally the report ends with a copy of the distribution list. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Data management, *Scheduling, *Management planning and control, *Network analysis(Management), Distributed data processing, Decentralization, Control theory, Algorithms, Decision theory, Heuristic methods, Systems analysis, Bayes theorem, Computer communications

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE