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1. WO1999006932 - OPTIMAL TASK ALLOCATION SYSTEM

Publication Number WO/1999/006932
Publication Date 11.02.1999
International Application No. PCT/US1998/015728
International Filing Date 29.07.1998
Chapter 2 Demand Filed 01.03.1999
IPC
G06F 9/50 2006.1
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. [US]/[US]
Inventors
  • SANDHOLM, Tuomas, W.
  • LESSER, Victor, R.
Agents
  • WAWRZYNIAK, Richard, E.
  • FIENER Josef
Priority Data
08/904,88001.08.1997US
Publication Language English (en)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) OPTIMAL TASK ALLOCATION SYSTEM
(FR) SYSTEME OPTIMISE D'AFFECTATION DE TACHES
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.
(FR) Système d'affectation de tâches selon lequel des agents individuellement rationnels contractent des tâches les uns avec les autres en fonction de coûts marginaux. Ce système est utile en relation avec des négociations automatisées pouvant être mises en application avec un réseau informatique.
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