PDL ABSTRACT

A Human Organization Analogy for Self-* Systems

First Workshop on Algorithms and Architectures for Self-Managing Systems. In conjunction with Federated Computing Research Conference (FCRC). San Diego, CA. June 11, 2003. Supercedes Carnegie Mellon University SCS Technical Report CMU-CS-03-129.

John D. Strunk, Gregory R. Ganger

Dept. Electrical and Computer Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

http://www.pdl.cmu.edu/

The structure and operation of human organizations, such as corporations, offer useful insights to designers of self-* systems (a.k.a. self-managing or autonomic). Examples include worker/supervisor hierarchies, avoidance of micro-management, and complaint-based tuning. This paper explores the analogy, and describes the design of a self-* storage system that borrows from it.

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