Don't step on the Distribution's Tail (Investigating the impact of random fluctuations on efficient resource utilization)
Fabrice Saffre, Hanno Hildmann
Citation: Proceedings of the 2014 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, M. Ganzha, L. Maciaszek, M. Paprzycki (eds). ACSIS, Vol. 2, pages 1525–1527 (2014)
Abstract. It is sometimes assumed that the total amount of a resource being consumed is the key consideration when attempting to devise the most efficient management strategy. We explore a case in which the rate and timing of resource utilization are also susceptible to impact on performance and illustrate how bringing random fluctuations under control can help maximize efficiency in a simple client-server scenario. The role of self-organization and distributed control methods in achieving this goal is briefly discussed.