The Open UniversitySkip to content
 

Performance analysis of mobile agents

Holt, A.; Huang, C-Y. and Monk, J. (2007). Performance analysis of mobile agents. IET Communications, 1(3) pp. 532–538.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1049/iet-com:20050490
Google Scholar: Look up in Google Scholar

Abstract

The results of a performance analysis of mobile agents in a distributed network environment are presented. Analytical models are developed and used to compare the performance of carrying out a simple management function with mobile agents (MA) or SNMP (simple network management protocol). An examination is made of how delay is affected by the size of the management domain and how each method behaves in both a local area network (LAN) and wide area network (WAN) environment. For large domains, optimal performance is obtained if the mobile agents’ size is bounded, and this may require sharing the management task among a small number of mobile agents.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 1751-8636
Keywords: communications; performance analysis; mobile agent; distributed network environment; local area network; LAN; wide area network; WAN
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Item ID: 8305
Depositing User: John Monk
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2007
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 20:01
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/8305
Share this page:

Actions (login may be required)

View Item
Report issue / request change

Policies | Disclaimer

© The Open University   + 44 (0)870 333 4340   general-enquiries@open.ac.uk