D'Agents Research and Applications


Market-based control

The concept of market-based resource control is to use economic principles to drive resource management in distributed systems. We developed novel mechanisms for mobile agents to compete for resources in a distributed system of agent hosts; the relative budget provided to different agents provided them differing priority, and yet the agents' ability to bid for computing time at various hosts provided dynamic adaptation to load and load distribution.


Last updated on July 10, 2000
The D'Agents Project ended in approximately 2003. The software, and this web site, is no longer maintained. For questions please contact David Kotz.