Cluster Computing and the Grid, IEEE International Symposium on (2003)
May 12, 2003 to May 15, 2003
T. Eymann , Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Germany
M. Reinicke , Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Germany
O. Ardaiz , Technical University of Catalonia, Spain
P. Artigas , Technical University of Catalonia, Spain
F. Freitag , Technical University of Catalonia, Spain
L. Navarro , Technical University of Catalonia, Spain
Application-layer networks (ALN) are software architectures that allow the provisioning of services requiring a huge amount of resources by connecting large numbers of individual computers. The ALN simulation project CATNET evaluates a decentralized mechanism for resource allocation in ALN, which is based on the economic paradigm of the Catallaxy, against a centralized mechanism using an arbitrator object. In both versions, software agents buy and sell network services and resources to and from each other. The economic model is based on self-interested maximization of utility and self-interested cooperation between agents. This article describes the design of money and message flows for centralized and decentralized coordination in both versions and shows preliminary results.
F. Freitag, P. Artigas, L. Navarro, O. Ardaiz, M. Reinicke and T. Eymann, "Decentralized Resource Allocation in Application Layer Networks," Cluster Computing and the Grid, IEEE International Symposium on(CCGRID), Tokyo, Japan, 2003, pp. 645.