A performance evaluation of the mobile agent paradigm

L. Ismail, D. Hagimont

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This paper presents a performance evaluation of the mobile agent paradigm in comparison to the client/server paradigm. This evaluation has been conducted on top of the Java environment, using respectively RMI, the Aglets mobile agents platform and a mobile agents prototype that we implemented. The measurements give the cost of the basic mechanisms involved in the implementation of a mobile agent platform, and a comparative evaluation of the two considered models (client/server and mobile agents) through two application scenarios. The results show that significant performance improvements can be obtained using mobile agents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)306-313
Number of pages8
JournalSIGPLAN Notices (ACM Special Interest Group on Programming Languages)
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Client/server model
  • Distributed applications
  • Java
  • Mobile agents
  • Performance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design


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