Title: Design and performance analysis of agent-based architecture for session management

Authors: A. Kannammal, V. Ramachandran, N.Ch.S.N. Iyengar

Addresses: Department of Computer Technology and Applications, Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Civil Aerodrome Post, Avinashi Road, Coimbatore 641 014, Tamil Nadu, India. ' Department of Computer Science, College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna University 600 002, Tamil Nadu, India. ' School of Computing Sciences, VIT University, Vellore 632 014, Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract: Performance and scalability of the Web server is significantly affected by its architecture and software contention problem. This paper proposes agent-based architecture to manage user sessions of an e-business system. Each thread of control from the connection pool of the Web server is used to create an agent and is used to manage the sessions of multiple clients. It improves the scalability and performance, through the efficient usage of Web server software resources like connection threads. The proposed model is implemented with and without agents and the impact on the system performance and scalability are evaluated through simulation.

Keywords: session management; scalability; agents; performance; web servers; electronic business; e-business; agent-based systems; multi-agent systems; internet user sessions; connection threads; simulation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEB.2007.014511

International Journal of Electronic Business, 2007 Vol.5 No.3, pp.263 - 275

Published online: 12 Jul 2007 *

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