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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.
Undergraduate honors thesis.
Advisor: Bob Gray.
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Ezra E. K. Cooper and Robert S. Gray, "An Economic CPU-Time Market for D'Agents." Dartmouth Computer Science Technical Report TR2000-375, June 2000.
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