Autonomous execution of tasks by swarm carrier agents in swarm-array computing
Varghese, B. and McKee, G. (2009) Autonomous execution of tasks by swarm carrier agents in swarm-array computing. In: Papadopoulos, G. A. and Badica, C. (eds.) Intelligent distributed computing. Studies in Computational Intelligence, 237. Springer-Verlag Berlin, Berlin, pp. 187-196. ISBN 9783642032134
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How can a bridge be built between autonomic computing approaches and parallel computing system? The work reported in this paper is motivated towards bridging this gap by proposing swarm-array computing, a novel technique to achieve autonomy for distributed parallel computing systems. Among three proposed approaches, the second approach, namely 'Intelligent Agents' is of focus in this paper. The task to be executed on parallel computing cores is considered as a swarm of autonomous agents. A task is carried to a computing core by carrier. agents and can be seamlessly transferred between cores in the event of a pre-dicted failure, thereby achieving self-ware objectives of autonomic computing. The feasibility of the proposed approach is validated on a multi-agent simulator.