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Title: A framework of using cooperating mobile agents to achieve load sharing in distributed web server groups
Authors: Cao, J 
Wang, X
Das, SK
Keywords: Dynamic load sharing
Internet computing
Mobile agent
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: North-Holland
Source: Future generation computer systems, 2004, v. 20, no. 4, p. 591-603 How to cite?
Journal: Future generation computer systems 
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.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/8967
ISSN: 0167-739X
EISSN: 1872-7115
DOI: 10.1016/S0167-739X(03)00175-4
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