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Title: On program and file assignment for distributed systems
Authors: Liu, G.Q.
Xie, M. 
Dai, Y.S.
Poh, K.L. 
Keywords: Distributed system reliability
Exhaustive search algorithm
File allocation
Genetic Algorithm (GA)
Program allocation
Issue Date: Jan-2004
Source: Liu, G.Q.,Xie, M.,Dai, Y.S.,Poh, K.L. (2004-01). On program and file assignment for distributed systems. Computer Systems Science and Engineering 19 (1) : 39-48. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: For distributed computing system, the system reliability which is an important quality and performance metric, depends mainly on the allocation of various resources such as the assignment of executed programs and stored files. This paper first develops a general reliability based optimization model followed by an exhaustive search algorithm and a genetic algorithm to solve the model. The steps of the algorithm are described and numerical examples are used to illustrate the advantages and disadvantages of the two algorithms. The genetic algorithm can generally achieve near-optimal results within a limited amount of computational time, and hence recommended for large distributed systems.
Source Title: Computer Systems Science and Engineering
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/63215
ISSN: 02676192
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