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An Economic CPU-Time Market for D'Agents
Ezra E. K. Cooper, Robert S. Gray
Dartmouth TR2000-375

Abstract: A usable and efficient resource-management system has been created for use with D'Agents. The software dynamically negotiates a price rate for CPU time, using the competitive bids of mobile agents that offer currency in return for fast computation. The system allows mobile agents to plan their expenditures across many hosts while minimizing the time needed for their tasks. The ability to price CPU time opens the door for service owners to be compensated for the computation consumed by agents and provides an incentive for servers to allow anonymous agents. We discuss the theoretical background which makes a CPU market system possible and the performance of the D'Agents market system.

Note: Undergraduate honors thesis. Advisor: Bob Gray.

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