B2B-OS is realized in JAVA 1.2 and uses
the ORB class library LARS 3.2. All agents are independent JAVA threads.
The system architecture consists of three basic
classes, the marketplaces, trader agents, and one experiment
control object. The
agent class defines communication abilities and negotiation protocols.
All agents are based on standardized concepts of JAVA, and distinguishable
by a unique identity.
The electronic marketplaces are based on Java Virtual Machines (JVM),
which run as a server process in a TCP/IP-based network and are identifiable
by a unique IP port address. In order not to interfere with the negotiation
process of the software agents, the functions and services of the object
are kept to a minimum.
Windows 95, 98, NT 4.0 (SP 5), 2000, XP; min Intel Pentium 166
MHz; 12 MB RAM, recommended 48 MB RAM; Linux on Intel Pentium Platform,
Kernel 2.2.12, recommended 48 MB RAM.