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A Space-Based Generic Pattern for Self-Initiative Load Balancing Agents

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A Space-Based Generic Pattern for Self-Initiative Load Balancing Agents
Abstract. Load-Balancing is a significant problem in heterogeneous distributed systems. There exist many load balancing algorithms, however, most approaches are very problem specific oriented and a comparison is therefore complex. This paper proposes a generic architectural pattern for a load balancing framework that allows for the plugging of different load balancing algorithms, reaching from unintelligent to intelligent ones, to ease the selection of the best algorithm for a certain problem scenario. As in complex network environments there is no “one-fits-all solution”, also the integration of several different algorithms shall be supported. The presented pattern assumes autonomous agents and decentralized control. It can be composed towards arbitrary network topologies, foresees exchangeable policies for load-balancing, and uses a black-board based communication mechanism to achieve high software architecture agility. The pattern has been implemented and first instantiati...
eva Kühn, Vesna Sesum-Cavic
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Type Conference
Year 2009
Where ESAW
Authors eva Kühn, Vesna Sesum-Cavic
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