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A hierarchic architecture model for dynamic reconfiguration

Wermelinger, Michel (1997). A hierarchic architecture model for dynamic reconfiguration. In: Software Engineering for Parallel and Distributed Systems, 1997. Proceedings., Second International Workshop on, IEEE, pp. 243–254.

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Dynamic reconfiguration is the ability to modify a parallel or distributed system while it is running. We adopt the framework developed by Kramer et al. (1985) at the system architecture level: changes must occur in a consistent state, which is brought about by "freezing" some system components. The goal is to reduce system disruption, i.e., to minimize: the part of the system to be "frozen" and the time taken by reconfiguration operations. Towards the first goal we take a connection based approach instead of a component based one. To reduce time, we refine the reconfiguration algorithm by executing changes in parallel as much as possible. Our model also handles hierarchic systems.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 1997 IEEE
ISBN: 0-8186-8043-1, 978-0-8186-8043-4
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 41192
Depositing User: Michel Wermelinger
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2014 15:24
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 11:09
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