Accession Number:

ADA440183

Title:

A Game-Theoretic Formulation of Multi-Agent Resource Allocation

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

DARTMOUTH COLL HANOVER NH

Report Date:

2005-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

This paper considers resource allocation in a network with mobile agents competing for computational priority. We formulate this problem as a multi-agent game with the players being agents purchasing service from a common server. We show that there exists a computable Nash equilibrium when agents have perfect information into the future. We simulate a network of hosts and agents using our strategy to show that our resource-allocation mechanism effectively prioritize agents according to their endowments.

Subject Categories:

  • Operations Research
  • Computer Systems Management and Standards

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE