Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):
E. Kühn, V. Sesum-Cavic:
"A Space-Based Generic Pattern for Self-Initiative Load Balancing Agents";
Talk: 10th International Workshop on Engineering Societies in the Agents World X (ESAW 2009),
- 2009-11-20; in: "10th International Workshop on Engineering Societies in the Agents World X (ESAW 2009)",
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 instantiations of it with three algorithms have been benchmarked.
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