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Autonomic System-Resource Management Algorithm

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000030472D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Aug-17
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Aug-17

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

An algorithm that controls the system resource usage of a software product to prevent shortages is described. It guarantees that the product will always shutdown in a controlled manner when resource-starvation approaches by always pre-allocating enough system resources to prevent a sudden crash. It also informs the system administrator well before this would happen. It achieves this by pre-allocating fixed size segments of system resources and monitoring how quickly they are being used up by the system.