The Illinois GRACE Project: Global Resource Adaptation through CoopEration

TitleThe Illinois GRACE Project: Global Resource Adaptation through CoopEration
Publication TypeConference Articles
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsKravets, R., J. Srinivasan, R. Sasanaka, K. Nahrstedt, S. V. Adve, W. Yuan, D. G. Sachs, A. F. Harris, C. J. Huges, and D. L. Jones
Conference NameProceedings of the Workshop on Self-Healing, Adaptive, and self-MANaged Systems (SHAMAN)
Date Published06/2002
AbstractMobile systems primarily processing multimedia data are expected to become a dominant computing platform for a variety of application domains. The design of such systems imposes several new challenges, as it must consider demanding, dynamic, and multidimensional resource requirements and constraints, with energy becoming a first-class resource. At the same time, the ability of multimedia applications to trade off output quality for system resources and the difference between their peak and average demands offers a huge opportunity for optimization. A promising approach to meeting the challenges of these systems, therefore, is to design all system layers with an ability to adapt in response to system or application changes. Further, to reap the full benefits of these adaptations, all system layers must cooperate to reach a system-wide globally optimal configuration. This paper describes the Illinois GRACE – Global Resource Adaptation through CoopEration – project, where our goal is to develop an integrated cross-layer adaptive system where hardware and all software layers cooperatively adapt to changing system resources and application demands, seeking to maximize user satisfaction while meeting resource constraints of energy, time, and bandwidth.
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