Middleware support for performance improvement of MABS applications in the Grid environment

Dawit Mengistu, Paul Davidsson, Lars Lundberg

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The computational Grid is an infrastructure which enables the execution of applications demanding huge computing resources. Hence, it can be the right environment for large-scale Multi-agent based simulation (MABS) applications. However, due to the nature of the Grid and the characteristics of MABS, achieving optimum performance poses a great challenge. Performance study of MABS applications is therefore a necessary undertaking which requires an understanding of these characteristics and the extent of their influence. Moreover, owing to the dynamicity and heterogeneity of the Grid, it is difficult to achieve performance gains without a middleware support for application deployment and dynamic reconfiguration. This paper presents a study of the key features of MABS applications that affect performance and proposes a supportive middleware to MABS platforms. Experiments show that the proposed middleware can bring performance improvement for MABS applications on the Grid.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event8th International Workshop on Multi-Agent-Based Simulation -
Duration: 1980-Jan-01 → …


Conference8th International Workshop on Multi-Agent-Based Simulation
Period80-01-01 → …

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  • Computer Sciences (10201)


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