Electrical Engineering
      and Computer Sciences

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

UC Berkeley

Using Expert Systems to Manage Distributed Computer Systems

Joseph Pasquale

EECS Department
University of California, Berkeley
Technical Report No. UCB/CSD-87-334
January 1987

http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/1987/CSD-87-334.pdf

Expert systems can be used effectively to manage distributed computer systems which are based on decentralized control of 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.


BibTeX citation:

@techreport{Pasquale:CSD-87-334,
    Author = {Pasquale, Joseph},
    Title = {Using Expert Systems to Manage Distributed Computer Systems},
    Institution = {EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley},
    Year = {1987},
    Month = {Jan},
    URL = {http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/1987/5407.html},
    Number = {UCB/CSD-87-334},
    Abstract = {Expert systems can be used effectively to manage distributed computer systems which are based on decentralized control of 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.}
}

EndNote citation:

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%T Using Expert Systems to Manage Distributed Computer Systems
%I EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley
%D 1987
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%U http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/1987/5407.html
%F Pasquale:CSD-87-334