An MPI-based implementation of intelligent agents on clusters
Varghese, B., McKee, G. and Alexandrov, V. (2010) An MPI-based implementation of intelligent agents on clusters. In: Proceedings of the 2010 Spring Simulation Multiconference (SpringSim '10). ACM, New York, USA, Article number 79. ISBN 9781450300698
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Recent research in multi-agent systems incorporate fault tolerance concepts, but does not explore the extension and implementation of such ideas for large scale parallel computing systems. The work reported in this paper investigates a swarm array computing approach, namely 'Intelligent Agents'. A task to be executed on a parallel computing system is decomposed to sub-tasks and mapped onto agents that traverse an abstracted hardware layer. The agents intercommunicate across processors to share information during the event of a predicted core/processor failure and for successfully completing the task. The feasibility of the approach is validated by implementation of a parallel reduction algorithm on a computer cluster using the Message Passing Interface.