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1. AU1998086009 - Optimal task allocation system

Office
Australia
Application Number 86009/98
Application Date 29.07.1998
Publication Number 1998086009
Publication Date 22.04.1999
Publication Kind A
IPC
G06F 9/50
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
9Arrangements for program control, e.g. control units
06using stored programs, i.e. using an internal store of processing equipment to receive or retain programs
46Multiprogramming arrangements
50Allocation of resources, e.g. of the central processing unit
CPC
G06F 9/4875
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
9Arrangements for program control, e.g. control units
06using stored programs, i.e. using an internal store of processing equipment to receive or retain programs
46Multiprogramming arrangements
48Program initiating; Program switching, e.g. by interrupt
4806Task transfer initiation or dispatching
4843by program, e.g. task dispatcher, supervisor, operating system
485Task life-cycle, e.g. stopping, restarting, resuming execution
4856resumption being on a different machine, e.g. task migration, virtual machine migration
4862the task being a mobile agent, i.e. specifically designed to migrate
4875with migration policy, e.g. auction, contract negotiation
Applicants Businessbots, Inc.
Inventors Lesser, Victor R.
Sandholm, Tuomas W.
Priority Data 08904880 01.08.1997 US
Title
(EN) Optimal task allocation system
Abstract
(EN) A task allocation system in which individually rational agents contract tasks among themselves based on marginal costs. The task allocation system is useful in connection with automated negotiations that can be implemented in connection with a computer network.
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