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Tolerant Software

A White Paper for the Workshop on New Visions for Software Design and Productivity

By Robert Laddaga

MIT AI Lab


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Abstract

Among the most difficult problems in software development that we will face in the future, are those connected with producing software for embedded systems. Examples of such systems include cell phones, watches, cd players, cars, airplanes, and oil refineries. Many of these use several, hundreds or even thousands of processors. The real-world processes controlled by embedded processors introduce numerous difficult constraints that must be met in programming these embedded processors. Among these difficult constraints are real-time requirements (such as scheduling and prioritizing), signal processing requirements (mitigating noise, signal fusion), and actuator control problems (stability and predictability). These constraints are difficult precisely because they affect our programs globally, and because our programs contribute globally to these problems. In this white paper, we discuss why rational, distributed resource management and tolerant, negotiated interface technologies are needed for embedded systems, and how we might develop them. Resource management is required for all sufficiently complex software driven systems. Rational resource management considers diverse eterministic and probabilistic information about resource allocation issues, as well as explicit utilities for resource usage, and then computes or approximates maximization of expected utility. A distributed approach to resource management envisions individual agents solving local problems via negotiation, and building dynamic problem solving hierarchies. Tolerant interfaces in software components are designed to inquire or discover the requirements of another component, be able to communicate its own requirements, and then operate on itself to produce the required interface behaviors.

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