Internet Economics of Distributed Systems


  • Hans W Gottinger STRATEC Munich Germany



A macroscopic view of  Internet -based distributed computer systems reveals the complexity of the organization and management of the resources and services they provide. The complexity arises from the system size (e.g. number of systems, number of users) and heterogeneity in applications (e.g. online transaction processing, e-commerce, multimedia, decision support, intelligent information search) and resources (CPU, memory, I/O bandwidth, network bandwidth and buffers, etc.). In a large distributed system , the set of systems, users and applications is continuously changing. In this paper we address some of the management  issues of providing Quality of Service (QoS), pricing, and efficient allocation of resources (computational resources) in networks and systems facilitated through economic mechanism design.


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How to Cite

Gottinger, H. W. (2015). Internet Economics of Distributed Systems. Discoveries in Agriculture and Food Sciences, 2(6), 55–70.