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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: Internet
File servers
Mobile agents
Multi-agent systems
Resource allocation
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: IEEE
Source: Fifth International Conference on Algorithms and Architectures for Parallel Processing, 2002 : proceedings : 23-25 October 2002, Beijing, China, p. 118-125 How to cite?
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/spl trade/, a Java-compliant mobile agent platform from IBM. Preliminary experimental results demonstrated that the proposed framework is effective.
ISBN: 0-7695-1512-6
DOI: 10.1109/ICAPP.2002.1173561
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