Autonomic Computing and Communications Systems. Third International ICST Conference, Autonomics 2009, Limassol, Cyprus, September 9-11, 2009, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Can Space Applications Benefit from Intelligent Agents?

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        author={Blesson Varghese and Gerard McKee},
        title={Can Space Applications Benefit from Intelligent Agents?},
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        proceedings_a={AUTONOMICS},
        year={2012},
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        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-11482-3_13}
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  • Blesson Varghese
    Gerard McKee
    Year: 2012
    Can Space Applications Benefit from Intelligent Agents?
    AUTONOMICS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-11482-3_13
Blesson Varghese1,*, Gerard McKee1,*
  • 1: University of Reading
*Contact email: b.varghese@student.reading.ac.uk, g.t.mckee@reading.ac.uk

Abstract

The work reported in this paper proposes a Swarm-Array computing approach based on ’Intelligent Agents’ to apply autonomic computing concepts to parallel computing systems and build reliable systems for space applications. Swarm-array computing is a swarm robotics inspired, novel computing approach considered as a path to achieve autonomy in parallel computing systems. In the intelligent agent approach, a task to be executed on parallel computing cores is considered as a swarm of autonomous agents. A task is carried to a computing core by carrier agents and can be seamlessly transferred between cores in the event of a predicted failure, thereby achieving self-* objectives of autonomic computing. The approach is validated on a multi-agent simulator.