Minimizing response time in an autonomic computing system using proportional control

Harish S. Venkatarama, Kandasamy Chandra Sekaran

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Abstract

Ecommerce is an area where an Autonomic Computing system could be very effectively deployed. Ecommerce has created demand for high quality information technology services and businesses are seeking quality of service guarantees from their service providers. These guarantees are expressed as part of service level agreements. Properly adjusting tuning parameters for enforcement of the service level agreement is time-consuming and skills-intensive. Moreover, in case of changes to the workload, the setting of the parameters may no longer be optimum. In an ecommerce system, where the workload changes frequently, there is a need to update the parameters at regular intervals. This paper describes an approach to automate the tuning of MaxClients parameter of Apache web server using a proportional controller based on the required response time and the current workload. This is an illustration of the self-optimizing characteristic of an autonomic computing system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRecent Trends in Networks and Communications - International Conferences, NeCoM 2010, WiMoN 2010, WeST 2010, Proceedings
Pages60-67
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29-09-2010
Event2nd International Conference on Networks and Communications, NeCoM 2010, the 2nd International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Networks, WiMoN 2010, and the 2nd International Conference on Web and Semantic Technology, WeST 2010 - Chennai, India
Duration: 23-07-201025-07-2010

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume90 CCIS
ISSN (Print)1865-0929

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Networks and Communications, NeCoM 2010, the 2nd International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Networks, WiMoN 2010, and the 2nd International Conference on Web and Semantic Technology, WeST 2010
CountryIndia
CityChennai
Period23-07-1025-07-10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)

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