Accession Number:

ADA179329

Title:

Using Expert Systems to Manage Distributed Computer Systems

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. 7 Aug 1984-6 Aug 1987

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-08-06

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

Expert systems can be used effectively to manage distributed computer systems which are based on decentralized control fo shared resources. These distributed systems can exhibit high reliability and performance. Yet, designing such systems pose formidable problems. These problems involve real-time distributed decision-making where decision-makers do not know with full certainty the state of remote nodes. We identify what characteristics an intelligent decision-making agent must possess to successfully attack these problems, and argue that expert systems share these characteristics. We also present the architecture of an Expert Manager, an experimental system which uses expert system techniques to manage a distributed computer system.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Hardware
  • Computer Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE