Networking and Distributed Systems
Network and system administration is the process of ensuring predictability, reliability, and security of computing networks, workstations, and services.
Current research challenges include:
- Development of tools, techniques, and practices to aid human administrators in the day-to-day tasks of administration.
- Development of autonomic or automatic mechanisms for performing administrative tasks either without human intervention, or in partnership with human administrators.
- Understanding how existing practices and tools help and hinder human administrators.
- Coping with managing legacy systems and software.