Service selection is an important issue for market-oriented
Grid infrastructures. However, few results have been published on the
use and evaluation of market models in deployed prototypes, making it
difficult to assess their capabilities. In this paper we study the integration
of an extended version of Zero Intelligence Plus (ZIP) agents in a middleware
for economics-based selection of Grid services. The advantages
of these agents compared to alternatives is their fairly simple messaging
protocol and negotiation strategy. By deploying the middleware on
several machines and running experiments we observed that services are
proportionally assigned to competing traders as should be in a fair market.
Furthermore, varying the environmental conditions we show that
the agents are able to respond to the varying environmental constraints
by adapting their market prices.
CitationBrunner, R; Chao, I; Chacin, P; Freitag, F; Navarro, L; Ardaiz, O; Joitac, L; Rana, O.F. Assessing a distributed market infrastructure for economics-based service selection. A: Meersman, R.; Tari, Z. (eds.) On the move to meaningful internet systems 2007. Berlin: Springer, 2007, p. 1403-1416
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