Scalable Service Deployment on Highly Populated Networks

Luis Bernardo and Paulo Pinto

IST - Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisboa Portugal Inesc, R. Alves Redol, 9 P-1000 Lisboa Portugal Phone: +351.1.3100345 Fax: +351.1.3145843 {lflb,paulo.pinto}


Very large networks with thousands of applications and millions of users pose serious problems to the current traditional technology. If synchronised client behaviour exists, then the limitations are even stronger. Cooperative agent systems can be a suitable technology to answer to these requirements if some aspects of the architecture are carefully designed. Particular attention should be given to the trader component and to the dynamic behaviour of the applications in response to client demand. This paper proposes a cooperative mobile agent system with a very dynamic and scalable trading service. The system is designed to allow applications to deploy servers onto the network to respond to demand making them self-configurable. Sets of simulations were performed to study the dynamic behaviour of the overall system, and identify the relevant tuning parameters.


To appear in:

Intelligent Agents for Telecommunications Applications, Second International Workshop, (IATA'98, Paris, France, July 4-7, 1998, Proceedings
Springer-Verlag  Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol. 1437, Eds. S. Albayrak, F.J. Garijo