AuthorsS. B. Musunoori and G. Horn
EditorsA. A. Y. Chen
TitleIntelligent Ant-Based Solution to the Application Service Partitioning Problem in a Grid Environment
Publication TypeProceedings, refereed
Year of Publication2006
Conference NameThe 6th International Conference on Intelligent Systems Design and Applications (ISDA'06), October16-18, Jinan, Shandong, China
Date PublishedOctober
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Place PublishedLos Alamitos, CA, USA
ISBN Number0-7695-2528-8

This paper presents a decentralised multi-agent method based the metaphor of foraging intelligent ants, for solving the problem of application service partitioning onto the execution nodes of the grid environment such that all services of the application satisfy some minimum quality requirements. Fundamentally this an NP-hard problem. The proposed algorithms have been rigorously tested and evaluated through extensive simulations on randomly generated application services and grid environment. The results show that intelligent ants perform significantly better than what could be achieved with simple unintelligent random ants.

Citation KeyMusunoori.2006.4