Load Management with Mobile Agents

Wolfgang Obelöer, Claus Grewe, H. Pals


High-performance clusters are of increasing interest. In general, they consist of several heterogeneous workstations and/or PCs connected via a fast network. A large problem in this area is the efficient utilization of all available resources; hence, automated load management systems are applied. Due to the heterogeneous hardware, most of the standard load-balancing tools cannot be used because they support only homogeneous machines. In this paper, the FLASH (Flexible Agent System for Heterogeneous Clusters) system is presented, which uses a mobile agent approach. Mobile agents have the capability of travelling through a heterogeneous cluster and fulfilling jobs on the visited computation nodes. FLASH offers application programmers a framework for the creation of distributed load-balanced applications. Currently, the realization is based on Java and the agent system Voyager.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings. 24th EUROMICRO Conference (Cat. No.98EX204)
Number of pages8
Publication date01.01.1998
ISBN (Print)0-8186-8646-4
Publication statusPublished - 01.01.1998
Event24th EUROMICRO Conference, EURMIC 1998
- Vasteras, Sweden
Duration: 25.08.199827.08.1998
Conference number: 133935


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