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A mobile agent based push methodology for global parallel computing

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A mobile agent based push methodology for global parallel computing
The 1990s are seeing the explosive growth of the Internet and Web-based information sharing and dissemination systems. The Internet is also showing a potential of forming of a supercomputing resource out of networked computers. Parallel computing on the Internet often works in a machine-centric "pull" execution model. That is, a coordinator machine maintains a pool of tasks and distributes the tasks to other participants on demands. This paper proposes a novel mobile agent based "push" methodology from the perspective of applications. In the method, users declare their computation-bound jobs as autonomous agents. The computational agents will roam on the Internet to find servers to run. Since the agents can be programmed to satisfy their goals, even if they move and lose contact with their creators, they can survive intermittent or unreliable network connection. During their lifetime, the agents can also move themselves autonomously from one machine to another for ...
Cheng-Zhong Xu, Brian Wims
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Year 2000
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Authors Cheng-Zhong Xu, Brian Wims
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