A framework of using cooperating mobile agents to achieve load sharing in distributed Web server groups

Jiannong Cao, Xianbing Wang, S. K. Das

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Abstract

This paper studies the issues of using mobile agents to achieve load sharing for network services in a wide-area network environment such as the Internet. Traditionally, load sharing algorithms are based on the message-passing paradigm. In this paper, we propose the use of mobile agents as an aid to design fully distributed and dynamic load-sharing mechanisms for wide-area network services, which provide several advantages over the pure message passing-based approach. A framework (called MALS-mobile agent-enabled load sharing) for structuring and designing load sharing in wide-area network services is presented. In particular, we describe the design of a mobile agent-enabled distributed dynamic load sharing scheme within the MALS framework. A simulation environment of the load sharing protocol is being implemented using Aglet™, a Java-compliant mobile agent platform from IBM. Preliminary experimental results demonstrated that the proposed framework is effective.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 5th International Conference on Algorithms and Architectures for Parallel Processing, ICA3PP 2002
PublisherIEEE
Pages118-125
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)0769515126, 9780769515120
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2002
Event5th International Conference on Algorithms and Architectures for Parallel Processing, ICA3PP 2002 - Beijing, China
Duration: 23 Oct 200225 Oct 2002

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Algorithms and Architectures for Parallel Processing, ICA3PP 2002
Country/TerritoryChina
CityBeijing
Period23/10/0225/10/02

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Software
  • Mathematics(all)

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