Journal of Grid Computing

, Volume 4, Issue 4, pp 395–412 | Cite as

MAGDA: A Mobile Agent based Grid Architecture

  • Rocco Aversa
  • Beniamino Di MartinoEmail author
  • Nicola Mazzocca
  • Salvatore Venticinque


Mobile agents mean both a technology and a programming paradigm. They allow for a flexible approach which can alleviate a number of issues present in distributed and Grid-based systems, by means of features such as migration, cloning, messaging and other provided mechanisms. In this paper we describe an architecture (MAGDA – Mobile Agent based Grid Architecture) we have designed and we are currently developing to support programming and execution of mobile agent based application upon Grid systems.

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mobile agents Grid heterogeneous and distributed systems 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rocco Aversa
    • 1
  • Beniamino Di Martino
    • 1
    Email author
  • Nicola Mazzocca
    • 2
  • Salvatore Venticinque
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’InformazioneSeconda Universita degli Studi di NapoliAversa (CE)Italy
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Informatica e SystemisticaUniversità Federico II di NapoliNapoli (NA)Italy

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