LDU parametrized discrete-time multivariable MRAC and application to a web cache system

Ying Lu, Gang Tao, Tarek Abdelzaher

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This paper first develops a multivariable discrete-time model reference adaptive control scheme with relaxed design conditions based on an LDU decomposition of the system high frequency gain matrix, and then applies the adaptive control scheme to a web cache system to provide proportional differentiation on average hit rates of different content classes of client requests. A key task fulfilled is system modeling. With the measured relative cache hit ratios as outputs and the content class storage space ratios as inputs, a multivariable dynamic web cache model is derived and experimentally verified via recursive system identification using real system data for a 2-input 2-output case. Based on this model, the adaptive control scheme is implemented for feedback control of the chosen web cache. Experimental results show an evident promise of an effective new approach of using adaptive control in web cache systems for performance guarantees in the presence of system uncertainties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4492-4498
Number of pages7
JournalProceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes
Event41st IEEE Conference on Decision and Control - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: Dec 10 2002Dec 13 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Control and Optimization


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