Computer Science Department
School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
A Human Organization Analyogy for Self-* Systems
John D. Strunk*, Gregory R. Ganger
This report also appears in the
First Workshop on Algorithms and Architectures for
in conjunction with the Federated Computing Research Conference (FCRC),
San Diego, CA. June 11, 2003.
Keywords: Self-tuning, self-managing, storage system, hierarchical
management structure, complaint-based tuning
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). This paper explores the
analogy, and describes the design of a self-* storage system that
borrows from it.
*Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University