Handling Resource Oscillations through Selective Misinformation

9 Pages Posted: 4 Jun 2008  

Mark Klein

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management

Richard Metzler

New England Complex Systems Institute

Yaneer Bar-Yam

New England Complex Systems Institute

Date Written: 06/02/08

Abstract

When resource consumers select among competing providers based on delayed information, inefficient oscillations in resource utilization can emerge. This paper describes an approach, based on selective stochastic resource request rejection, for dealing with this emergent dysfunction.

Keywords: resource oscillations, peer-to-peer, Stochastic Request Rejection

Suggested Citation

Klein, Mark and Metzler, Richard and Bar-Yam, Yaneer, Handling Resource Oscillations through Selective Misinformation (06/02/08). MIT Sloan Research Paper No. 4705-08. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1139893

Mark Klein (Contact Author)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management ( email )

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Richard Metzler

New England Complex Systems Institute ( email )

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Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

Yaneer Bar-Yam

New England Complex Systems Institute ( email )

24 Mt. Auburn St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

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