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Engineering large-scale distributed auctions

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Engineering large-scale distributed auctions
The functional characteristics of market-based solutions are typically best observed through the medium of simulation, data-gathering and subsequent visualization. We previously developed a simulation of multiple distributed auctions to handle resource allocation (in fact, bundles of unspecified goods) and in this paper we want to deploy an equivalent system as a distributed application. There are two notable problems with the simulation-first, application-second approach: (i) the simulation cannot reasonably take account of network effects, and (ii) how to recreate in a distributed application the characteristics demonstrated by the mechanism in the simulation. We describe: (i) the refactorings employed in the process of transforming a uni-processor lock-step simulation into a multiprocessor asynchronous system, (ii) some preliminary performance indicators, and (iii) some reflections on our experience which may be useful in building MAS in general. Categories and Subject Descriptors ...
Peter Gradwell, Michel A. Oey, Reinier J. Timmer,
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Type Conference
Year 2008
Where ATAL
Authors Peter Gradwell, Michel A. Oey, Reinier J. Timmer, Frances M. T. Brazier, Julian A. Padget
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