F. Agostaro, A. Genco, S. Sorce

A Mobile Agent Tool for Resource Discovery

Software Engineering

This chapter discusses a mobile agent based tool for arranging communities whose members want to share computing resources. Such a tool enables community members to arrange their own parallel virtual machine, using resources available within the community. Mobile agents are used to search among available addresses inside the community, and are instructed to select the ones which correspond to the users' requirements. The agent is the key component of the system, because it takes care of the server availability test and of the decision on whether to include them into the virtual machine, according to the user's requirements. The database acts as an intermediary between the clients and the servers. For the servers, it acts as a window in which the servers display their resources, while for the clients it is the starting point for the parallel virtual machine configuration search.

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