Accession Number:

ADA127667

Title:

Network Management Research.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 14 Aug 82-14 Mar 83,

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY ELECTRONICS RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-03-14

Pagination or Media Count:

44.0

Abstract:

This report deals with important issues which concern functional components that are present in a distributed processing system for control purposes. These components are global information management, dynamic reconfiguration, deadlock handling, and the communication-oriented components of protocol, and routing. In the management of global information, the ensuring of consistency and availability are crucial, and unsolved problems exist in integrating techniques for providing these attributes in a viable manner. Dynamic reconfiguration, necessary for providing load-balancing and reliability, poses the problems of design of the state determination mechanism, the derivation of conditions for reconfigurablity and the design of reconfiguration strategies. Correct and efficient deadlock detection algorithms need to be developed to resolve deadlocks due to concurrent usage of resources. In the aera of commnication protocols, efficient protocol analysis techniques and tools for protocol specification and design are needed to ensure the correctness of each class of protocols. In the design of routing algorithms, distributed routing algorithms are usually preferred. Hierarchical routing algorithms are more suitable for very large networks however, little work has been done in this area.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Hardware
  • Computer Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE