Intelligent agents: are they feasible in swarm-array computing?
Varghese, B. and McKee, G. (2009) Intelligent agents: are they feasible in swarm-array computing? In: Mastorakis, N. E., Mladenov, V., Bojkovic, Z., Kartalopoulos, S., Varonides, A., Jha, M. and Simian, D. (eds.) Proceedings of the 13th Wseas International Conference on Computers. Recent Advances in Computer Engineering. World Scientific and Engineering Acad and Soc, Athens, pp. 263-270. ISBN 9789604740994
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The work reported in this paper proposes 'Intelligent Agents', a Swarm-Array computing approach focused to apply autonomic computing concepts to parallel computing systems and build reliable systems for space applications. Swarm-array computing is a robotics a swarm robotics inspired novel computing approach considered as a path to achieve autonomy in parallel computing systems. In the intelligent agent approach, a 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 predicted failure, thereby achieving self-* objectives of autonomic computing. The approach is validated on a multi-agent simulator.