Definition of a robustness metric for resource allocation

Shoukat Ali, Anthony A. Maciejewski, Howard Jay Siegel, Jong Kook Kim

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Abstract

Parallel and distributed systems may operate in an environment that undergoes unpredictable changes causing certain system performance features to degrade. Such systems need robustness to guarantee limited degradation despite fluctuations in the behavior of its component parts or environment. This research investigates the robustness of an allocation of resources to tasks in parallel and distributed systems. The main contributions of this paper are (1) a mathematical description of a metric for the robustness of a resource allocation with respect to desired system performance features against perturbations in system and environmental conditions, and (2) a procedure for deriving a robustness metric for an arbitrary system. For illustration, this procedure is employed to derive robustness metrics for two example distributed systems. Such a metric can help researchers evaluate a given resource allocation for robustness against uncertainties in specified perturbation parameters.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS 2003
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)0769519261, 9780769519265
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS 2003 - Nice, France
Duration: 2003 Apr 222003 Apr 26

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS 2003

Other

OtherInternational Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS 2003
CountryFrance
CityNice
Period03/4/2203/4/26

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Software

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    Ali, S., Maciejewski, A. A., Siegel, H. J., & Kim, J. K. (2003). Definition of a robustness metric for resource allocation. In Proceedings - International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS 2003 [1213128] (Proceedings - International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS 2003). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/IPDPS.2003.1213128