On line markets for distributed object services: The MAJIC system

Lior Levy, Liad Blumrosen, Noam Nisan*

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Abstract

We describe a general-purpose architecture for applying economic mechanisms for resource allocation in distributed systems. Such economic mechanisms are required in settings such as the Internet, where resources belong to different owners. Our architecture is built above standard distributed-object frameworks, and provides a "market" for arbitrary distributed object resources. We first describe the abstract elements and properties of an architecture that can be applied over essentially any distributed object-based platform. We then describe the MAJIC1 system that we have implemented over Suns' Jini platform. A key novel aspect of our system is that it handles multiple parameters in the allocation and in the specification of utilities and costs for each distributed service. We provide both theoretical and experimental results showing the following three key properties of this system: (1) Efficient resource allocation. (2) Motivation for resource owners to share them with others. (3) Load balancing.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publication3rd USENIX Symposium on Internet Technologies and Systems, USITS 2001
PublisherUSENIX Association
ISBN (Electronic)1880446146, 9781880446140
StatePublished - 2001
Event3rd USENIX Symposium on Internet Technologies and Systems, USITS 2001 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 26 Mar 200128 Mar 2001

Publication series

Name3rd USENIX Symposium on Internet Technologies and Systems, USITS 2001

Conference

Conference3rd USENIX Symposium on Internet Technologies and Systems, USITS 2001
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period26/03/0128/03/01

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