Evaluation of Fault Tolerant Mobile Agents in Distributed Systems

Evaluation of Fault Tolerant Mobile Agents in Distributed Systems

Hojatollah Hamidi (University of Isfahan, Iran-Isfahan) and Abbas Vafaei (University of Isfahan, Iran-Isfahan)
Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 18
DOI: 10.4018/jiit.2009010103
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The reliable execution of a mobile agent is a very important design issue to build a mobile agent system and many fault-tolerant schemes have been proposed. Hence, in this article, we present an evaluation of the per­formance of the fault-tolerant schemes for the mobile agent environment. Our evaluation focuses on the checkpointing schemes and deals with the cooperating agents. We derive the Fault-Tolerant approach for Mobile Agents (FANTOMAS) design which offers a user transparent fault tol­erance that can be activated on request, according to the needs of the task. We also discuss how a transactional agent with different types of commitment constraints can commit. Furthermore, this article proposes a solution for effective agent deployment using dynamic agent domains.

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