Evaluation of Fault Tolerant Mobile Agents in Distributed Systems

Evaluation of Fault Tolerant Mobile Agents in Distributed Systems

Hojatollah Hamidi (University of Isfahan, Iran) and Abbas Vafaei (University of Isfahan, Iran)
Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 18
DOI: 10.4018/jiit.2009010103


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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