The Design and Implementation of an Intelligent Agent-Based File System

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As bandwidth constraints on LAN/WAN environments decrease, the demand for distributed services will continue to increase. In particular, the proliferation of user-level applications requiring high-capacity distributed file storage systems will demand that such services be universally available. At the same time, the advent of high-speed networks have made the deployment of application and communication solutions based upon an Intelligent Mobile Agent (IMA) framework practical. Agents have proven to present an ideal development paradigm for the creation of autonomous large-scale distributed systems, and an agent-based communication scheme would facilitate the creation of independently administered distributed file services. This thesis thus outlines an architecture for such a distributed file system based upon an IMA communication framework.

Creator(s): Hopper, S. Andrew
Creation Date: May 2000
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UNT Libraries
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UNT Theses and Dissertations
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Publisher Name: University of North Texas
Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
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  • Creation: May 2000
  • Digitized: June 29, 2007
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As bandwidth constraints on LAN/WAN environments decrease, the demand for distributed services will continue to increase. In particular, the proliferation of user-level applications requiring high-capacity distributed file storage systems will demand that such services be universally available. At the same time, the advent of high-speed networks have made the deployment of application and communication solutions based upon an Intelligent Mobile Agent (IMA) framework practical. Agents have proven to present an ideal development paradigm for the creation of autonomous large-scale distributed systems, and an agent-based communication scheme would facilitate the creation of independently administered distributed file services. This thesis thus outlines an architecture for such a distributed file system based upon an IMA communication framework.

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Level: Master's
Discipline: Computer Science
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Keyword(s): bandwidth | LAN
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UNT Libraries
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UNT Theses and Dissertations
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  • OCLC: 47169640 |
  • UNTCAT: b2300468 |
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc2523
Resource Type: Thesis or Dissertation
Format: Text
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Access: Public
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Holder: Hopper, S. Andrew
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