Investigating the feasibility of a swarm-array computing approach
Varghese, B. and McKee, G. (2009) Investigating the feasibility of a swarm-array computing approach. In: 2nd IEEE International Conference on Computer Science and Information Technology , Beijing, China.
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To link to this article DOI: 10.1109/ICCSIT.2009.5234902
The work reported in this paper proposes a novel synergy between parallel computing and swarm robotics to offer a new computing paradigm, 'swarm-array computing' that can harness and apply autonomic computing for parallel computing systems. One approach among three proposed approaches in swarm-array computing based on landscapes of intelligent cores, in which the cores of a parallel computing system are abstracted to swarm agents, is investigated. A task is executed and transferred seamlessly between cores in the proposed approach thereby achieving self-ware properties that characterize autonomic computing. FPGAs are considered as an experimental platform taking into account its application in space robotics. The feasibility of the proposed approach is validated on the SeSAm multi-agent simulator.