A Framework for Distributed Evolutionary Algorithms [chapter]

M. G. Arenas, Pierre Collet, A. E. Eiben, Márk Jelasity, J. J. Merelo, Ben Paechter, Mike Preuß, Marc Schoenauer
2002 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This paper describes the recently released DREAM (Distributed Resource Evolutionary Algorithm Machine) framework for the automatic distribution of evolutionary algorithm (EA) processing through a virtual machine built from large numbers of individual machines linked by standard Internet protocols. The framework allows five different user entry points which depend on the knowledge and requirements of the user. At the highest level, users may specify and run distributed EAs simply by manipulating
more » ... graphical displays. At the lowest level the framework turns becomes a P2P (Peer to Peer) mobile agent system, that may be used for the automatic distribution of a class of processes including, but not limited to, EAs. This work is funded as part of the European Commission Information Society Technologies Programme (Future and Emerging Technologies). The authors have sole responsibility for this work, it does not represent the opinion of the European Community, and the European Community is not responsible for any use that may be made of the data appearing herein. The authors are listed in alphabetical order.
doi:10.1007/3-540-45712-7_64 fatcat:3oj56dc7tbatfekh7t47m2lpri