A Human Organization Analogy for Self-* Systems (CMU-CS-03-129)
journal contributionposted on 01.06.2003 by John D. Strunk, Gregory R. Ganger
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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). Examples include worker/supervisor hierarchies, avoidance of micro-management, and complaint-based tuning. This paper explores the analogy, and describes the design of a self-* storage system that borrows from it.