Decentralized vs. centralized economic coordination of resource allocation in grids
Tipo de documentoTexto en actas de congreso
Fecha de publicación2003-02-13
Condiciones de accesoAcceso abierto
Application layer networks are software architectures that allow the provisioning of services requiring a huge amount of resources by connecting large numbers of individual computers, like in Grid or Peer-to-Peer computing. Controlling the resource allocation in those networks is nearly impossible using a centralized arbitrator. The network simulation project CATNET will evaluate a decentralized mechanism for resource allocation, which is based on the economic paradigm of the Catallaxy, against a centralized mechanism using an arbitrator object. In both versions, software agents buy and sell network services and resources to and from each other. The economic model is based on self-interested maximization of utility and self-interested cooperation between agents. This article describes the setup of money and message ﬂows both for centralized and decentralized coordination in comparison.
CitaciónEymann, T; Reinicke, M; Ardaiz, O; Artigas, P; Díaz de Cerio, L; Freitag, F; Messeguer, R; Navarro, L; Royo, D; Sanjeevan, K. Decentralized vs. centralized economic coordination of resource allocation in grids. A: EAGC 2003, p. 9-16.