An agent architecture for managing data resources in a grid environment

Pérez, María S., Sánchez, Alberto, Abawajy, Jemal H., Robles, Víctor and Peña, José M. 2009, An agent architecture for managing data resources in a grid environment, Future generation computer systems, vol. 25, no. 7, pp. 747-755.

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Title An agent architecture for managing data resources in a grid environment
Author(s) Pérez, María S.
Sánchez, Alberto
Abawajy, Jemal H.
Robles, Víctor
Peña, José M.
Journal name Future generation computer systems
Volume number 25
Issue number 7
Start page 747
End page 755
Publisher Elsevier BV
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2009-07
ISSN 0167-739X
1872-7115
Keyword(s) Multiagent system
Cooperation
Parallel file system
Data grid
Summary The agent paradigm has been successfully used in a large number of research areas. MAPFS, a parallel file system, constitutes one successful application of agents to the I/O field, providing a multiagent I/O architecture. The use of a multiagent system implies coordination and cooperation among its agents. MAPFS is oriented to clusters of workstations, where agents are applied in order to provide features such as caching or prefetching. The adaptation of MAPFS to a grid environment is named MAPFS-Grid. Agents can help to increase the performance of data-intensive applications running on top of the grid.

This paper describes the conceptual agent framework and the communication model used in MAPFS-Grid, which provides the management of data resources in a grid environment. The evaluation of our proposal shows the advantages of using agents in a data grid.
Language eng
Field of Research 080501 Distributed and Grid Systems
Socio Economic Objective 890299 Computer Software and Services not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2008, Elsevier B.V.
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