Multi-objective Task Assignment and Multiagent Planning with Hybrid GPU-CPU Acceleration
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Allocation and planning with a collection of tasks and a group of agents is an important problem in multiagent systems. One commonly faced bottleneck is scalability, as in general the multiagent model increases exponentially in size with the number of agents. We consider the combination of random task assignment and multiagent planning under multiple-objective constraints, and show that this problem can be decentralised to individual agent-task models. We present an algorithm of point-oriented Pareto computation, which checks whether a point corresponding to given cost and probability thresholds for our formal problem is feasible or not. If the given point is infeasible, our algorithm finds a Pareto-optimal point which is closest to the given point. We provide the first multi-objective model checking framework that simultaneously uses GPU and multi-core acceleration. Our framework manages CPU and GPU devices as a load balancing problem for parallel computation. Our experiments demonstrate that parallelisation achieves significant run time speed-up over sequential computation.
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