Scalable Service Deployment using Mobile Agents
Luis Bernardo and Paulo Pinto
IST - Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisboa Portugal
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Very large networks with thousands of applications and millions of users pose serious problems to the current traditional technology. Moreover, if synchronised client behaviour exists then the limitations are strongly felt. Mobile agent systems can be a suitable technology to answer to these requirements if some aspects of the architecture are carefully designed. This paper proposes a co-operative mobile agent system with a very dynamic and scalable trading service. The system allows applications to deploy servers onto the network to respond to demand making them self-configurable. Clients can also use mobile agents with performance gains. Sets of simulations were performed to study the scalability of the overall system.


To appear in:

Second International Workshop on Mobile Agents, (MA'98), Stuttgart, Germany, September 9-11, 1998, Proceedings
Springer-Verlag  Lecture Notes in Computer Science