Robert S. Gray, David Kotz, Ronald A. Peterson, Jr., Joyce Barton, Daria Chacón, Peter Gerken, Martin Hofmann, Jeffrey Bradshaw, Maggie Breedy, Renia Jeffers, and Niranjan Suri. Mobile-Agent versus Client/Server Performance: Scalability in an Information-Retrieval Task. In Proceedings of the Fifth IEEE International Conference on Mobile Agents, pages 229-243, Atlanta, Georgia, December 2001. Springer-Verlag. A corrected version of this paper is available on the Dartmouth web site. DOI 10.1007/3-540-45647-3_16.

Abstract: Building applications with mobile agents often reduces the bandwidth required for the application, and improves performance. The cost is increased server workload. There are, however, few studies of the scalability of mobile-agent systems. We present scalability experiments that compare four mobile-agent platforms with a traditional client/server approach. The four mobile-agent platforms have similar behavior, but their absolute performance varies with underlying implementation choices. Our experiments demonstrate the complex interaction between environmental, application, and system parameters.

Keywords: mobile computing, mobile-agent


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