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Methodology Of Fair Resource Allocation In Content Management Systems Via Use Of Importance Score

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000201623D
Publication Date: 2010-Nov-16
Document File: 2 page(s) / 20K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method for improving resource allocation within a content management system (CMS) based on the concept of fairness. Fairness is achieved by utilizing an importance score dynamically calculated during run/load time and assigned to each document. The importance score provides a ranking which prompts the system to execute an action resulting in efficient resource allocation.

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Methodology Of Fair Resource Allocation In Content Management Systems Via Use Of Importance Score

Resources in content management systems (CMS) are not all the same in terms of performance, speed, capacity, etc. One resource manager might be faster than another due to its internet lines, server CPU speed, hard drive capacity, types of storage media, etc. Within an ideal CMS, resources are fairly shared among documents; however, most systems do not currently do this. The best current solution is to set rigid rules, but those might not be adequate. For example, an applied migration policy looks only at temporal locality and it solely addresses the storage device resource.

In current content management repositories, at best, the rules governing document placement are well-established and statically built into the load process. This is done by the administrator during data model definition time; any attribute set by administrator during configuration time, as opposed to run time, is static. Current static approaches do not take into account occurrences during runtime, the state of the content management system, or the state of the documents contained within. It is not a true application of a fairness approach.

At best,

allocation, including rearranging resource allocation after the fact (i.e., not part of the load process), and running it as a separate process. Unlike the disclosed idea, current content management systems:

• Do not consider the importance of a document

• Do not consider how resources are allocated at the time the document is imported

• Have no notion of fairness

The solution disclosed here introduces a dynamic method for assigning a document importance score,

which prompts a system to accordingly allocate different resources.

The more important a document, the more resources the system allows for it. This is preferable to current CMS solutions that employ static sets of rules to place documents into defined repositories (i.e., buckets). The concept of fairness differentiates the disclosed solution from existing resource allocation approaches, and the disclosed method of utilizing an importance score achi...