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A hybrid approach to reliability estimation of mobile agent-based systems

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2 Author(s)
Daoud, M. ; Dept. of Comput. & Inf. Sci., Guelph Univ., Ont. ; Mahmoud, Qusay H.

In this paper we analytically analyze the reliability of mobile agent-based systems. We define the reliability of a mobile agent in terms of the processor execution time required to perform agent's tasks at each processing node and the transmission (communication) time needed to transfer the agent from one processing node to another via a network to complete the mission. The failure of entire components causes failure of the agent. Simulation experiments have been conducted using stochastic Petri Nets modeling. We investigate the effect of different component reliability and availability models (processors and links) on the system throughput. The results we have obtained demonstrate the impact of different reliability and availability models on the system throughput

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Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2005. Canadian Conference on

Date of Conference:

1-4 May 2005