International Journal of
Science and Technology Education Research

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Sci. Technol. Educ. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6559
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJSTER
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 74

Full Length Research Paper

Cluster of heterogeneous computers: Using mobile agents for improving load balance

Mohammed A. M. Ibrahim
Department of Information Technology, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, Taiz University, Taiz City, P. O. Box: 6030, Republic of Yemen
Email: [email protected]

  • Article Number - E2E4BB52320
  • Vol.1(7), pp. 143-146, December 2010
  •  Accepted: 05 November 2010
  •  Published: 31 December 2010



Due to the increasing interest to achieve high performance computing using cluster, which consists of heterogeneous workstations and/or personal computers (PCs) connected via a fast network. Usually programming such systems is done by applying message-passing libraries like MPI. Due to the lack of a load balancing facility, it is quite possible to overload machines on the network with tasks, and lead parallel applications to frustrated results. In this paper, the mobile agent based approach to improve the load balancing of parallel tasks in heterogeneous computing environment has been proposed. Its benefit has been demonstrated with the experimental results.


Key words: Cluster of heterogeneous workstations, mobile agent, load balance, parallel computing.

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