Simulating Autonomous Mobile Programs on Networks

Chechina, N., King, P., Pooley, R. and Trinder, P. (2009) Simulating Autonomous Mobile Programs on Networks. In: PG Net '09: 10th Annual Conference on the Convergence of Telecommunications, Networking and Broadcasting, Liverpool, England, 22-23 Jun 2009, pp. 201-206.

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Abstract

Autonomous mobile programs (AMPs) have been proposed for load management in dynamic networks. An AMP is aware of its resource needs and periodically seeks a better location in the network to reduce execution time. AMPs have previously been measured using mobile Java Voyager on local area networks (LANs). We have constructed a simulation model of AMPs and reproduced 4 sets of experiments on homogeneous networks, i.e. networks where all locations have the same processor speed, and 2 sets of experiments on heterogeneous networks with collection of large and small AMPs. The results show that simulated collections of AMPs obtain similar balanced states to those reached in the real experiments, and have only minor differences from real experimental results. The simulation model gives an opportunity to explore the greedy effect that can be observed in the real experiments. This gives us confidence to apply the simulation model for further investigation of AMP behaviour, including behaviours on wide area networks.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Trinder, Professor Phil and Chechina, Dr Natalia
Authors: Chechina, N., King, P., Pooley, R., and Trinder, P.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Publisher:Liverpool John Moores University
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2009 The Authors
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with permission of Authors
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