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Adaptive group scheduling mechanism using mobile agents in peer-to-peer grid computing environment

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Peer-to-peer grid computing is an attractive computing paradigm for high throughput applications. However, both volatility due to the autonomy of volunteers (i.e., resource providers) and the heterogeneous properties of volunteers are challenging problems in the scheduling procedure. Therefore, it is necessary to develop a scheduling mechanism that adapts to a dynamic peer-to-peer grid computing environment. In this paper, we propose a Mobile Agent based Adaptive Group Scheduling Mechanism (MAAGSM). The MAAGSM classifies and constructs volunteer groups to perform a scheduling mechanism according to the properties of volunteers such as volunteer autonomy failures, volunteer availability, and volunteering service time. In addition, the MAAGSM exploits a mobile agent technology to adaptively conduct various scheduling, fault tolerance, and replication algorithms suitable for each volunteer group. Furthermore, we demonstrate that the MAAGSM improves performance by evaluating the scheduling mechanism in Korea@Home.

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SungJin Choi is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Korea University. His research interests include mobile agent, peer-to-peer computing, grid computing, and distributed systems.

Mr. Choi received a M.S. in computer science from Korea University. He is a student member of the IEEE.

MaengSoon Baik is a senior research member at the SAMSUNG SDS Research & Develop Center. His research interests include mobile agent, grid computing, server virtualization, storage virtualization, and utility computing.

Dr. Baik received a Ph.D. in computer science from Korea University.

JoonMin Gil is a professor in the Department of Computer Science Education at Catholic University of Daegu, Korea. His recent research interests include grid computing, distributed and parallel computing, Internet computing, P2P networks, and wireless networks.

Dr. Gil received his Ph.D. in computer science from Korea University. He is a member of the IEEE and the IEICE.

SoonYoung Jung is a professor in the Department of Computer Science Education at Korea University. His research interests include grid computing, web-based education systems, database systems, knowledge management systems, and mobile computing.

Dr. Jung received his Ph.D. in computer science from Korea University.

ChongSun Hwang is a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Korea University. His research interests include distributed systems, distributed algorithms, and mobile computing.

Dr. Hwang received a Ph.D. in statistics and computer science from the University of Georgia.

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Choi, S., Baik, M., Gil, J. et al. Adaptive group scheduling mechanism using mobile agents in peer-to-peer grid computing environment. Appl Intell 25, 199–221 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10489-006-9654-5

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