Accession Number : ADA140120

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

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 1 Jul 80-30 Jun 81,

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

Personal Author(s) : Saponas,T G

PDF Url : ADA140120

Report Date : Nov 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 211

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, *Systems engineering, Networks, Computerized simulation, Strategy, Resource management, Data bases, Computer files, Access, Models

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE