- Hardcover: 456 pages
- Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press; 1 edition (August 24, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 047126637X
- ISBN-13: 978-0471266372
- Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.2 x 9.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
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"..does excel at familiarizing computer scientists and practitioners with control-theoretic concepts and the idea of feedback...greatly enhanced by the exercises and extended examples." (IEEE Control Systems Magazine, April 2007)
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From the Back Cover
A pioneering reference on control theory designed specifically for computer professionals
In todays computerized economy, the profitability and availability of many businesses rely on a clear understanding of the dynamics of their computing systems, especially how they relate to changes in workloads and configuration. Frequent, dramatic changes in these areas can degrade programs and even cause failures, as often demonstrated on a companys eCommerce site.
In the first book ever to address this vital issue, Feedback Control of Computing Systems offers program designers and computer scientists a hands-on resource that distills the essentials of control theory needed to effectively address these issues. Primarily intended for professionals engaged in the analysis and design of computing systems, who often lack the conceptual tools to address the dynamics of resource management, the text provides a host of valuable features:
- MATLAB code for the solution of problems and case studies
- Numerous IT examples, such as tuning the Apache HTTP server and the IBM Lotus Domino Server
- Examples carefully chosen to illustrate key concepts and provide the basis for modeling real-world systems
- Several appendices for handy reference
A flexible "road map" approach helps different practitioners use the text in highly targeted ways, depending on their particular focus, making Feedback Control of Computing Systems an invaluable resource for systems designers, IT managers, computer scientists, as well as other researchers in the field.
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It is not conceived to be (yet another, but good) introduction to Control Theory and lacks many of the interesting techniques that were developped in Electrical Engineering. The examples (such as control of an Apache web server) that run through the book are approximated as linear control problems and solved as such. What might be a lack of theory is in fact an advantage for the reader who not only quickly learns about control theory, but also how to apply it to computer systems where an analytical analysis of system behavior is often beyond our grasp.
It appears to me that quite a number of problems in distributed systems, operating systems, and other branches have a control aspect to them, but that most computer scientists lack the background to understand the problematics. This book (in my opinion) therefore feels an important lacuna. I would imagine of course that in some cases deeper study of control theory is needed.
The only draw-back is the very high price.
This book is pain to read, because I have to flip the pages rather than have a continuous flow.
Also the book is expensive.