Conference Papers

Mobility-based Runtime Load Balancing in Multi-Agent Systems

AuthorJan Stender, Silvan Kaiser, Sahin Albayrak
Source18th International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (SEKE'06), Reedwood City, CA, USA 
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Supported by the development of Grid Computing technologies, dynamic resource sharing is becoming an icreasingly important issue in the area of distributed computing. In this paper, an infrastructure for dynamic runtime load balancing based on mobile agents is introduced. The approach involves a migration of active agents between hosts in order to exploit distributed system resources to the best possible extent. Service provisioning agents are continuously reachable and overloaded hosts can relocate the agents to other, less loaded hosts at any time. Experimental results show that the approach is suitable for small-scale systems.