A method and apparatus has been shown and described which allows Quality of Service to be controlled at a temporal granularity.

Time-value curves, generated for each task, ensure that mission resources are utilized in a manner which optimizes mission performance. It should be noted, however, that although the present invention has shown and described the use of time-value curves as applied to mission workflow tasks, the present invention is not limited to this application; rather, it can be readily appreciated by one of skill in the art that time-value curves may be used to optimize the delivery of any resource to any consumer by taking into account the dynamic environment of the consumer and resource

Time-Value Curves to Provide Dynamic QoS for Time Sensitive File Transfers
Dynamic QoS for Time Sensitive File Transfers

Dynamic QoS for Time Sensitive File Transfers

An Inventor: Dr. Tal Lavian


This invention relates generally to resource management and more particularly to a method and apparatus for generating and using time-value curves for resource management.


The effectiveness of any mission is heavily reliant upon the ability of an underlying infrastructure to respond to the dynamic requirements of the mission.

Typically missions are layered upon an existing resource infrastructure such that the mission becomes merely a set of tasks that is supported by the infrastructure. Layering a mission upon an existing infrastructure typically mis-utilizes key resources and increases the difficulty in detecting performance degradation or partial failures that adversely affect the mission. Allocating specific resources to a mission is technically challenging and error prone. It would be desirable to identify a mission architecture which would overcome the problems of the prior art.