J. F. Hercus

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We describe our DISCWorld system for wide-area, high-performance metacomputing in which we adopt a high-level, service-based approach. Users’ client programs request combinations of services from a set of server nodes which communicate at a peer-based level. DISCWorld is a constrained metacomputing system, running only the service operations its(More)
We present some software architecture ideas for a distributed processing control and storage management environment, specifically for providing high-level services across wide area networks of high-performance computing resources. We describe the driving applications for our system, such as geographic information systems and digital libraries, and the(More)
We describe a prototypical storage service through which we are addressing some of the open storage issues in wide-area distributed high-performance computing. We discuss some of the relevant topics such as latency-tolerance, hierarchical storage integration, and legacy and commercial application support. Existing high-performance computing environments are(More)
We discuss issues and technologies for implementing and applying distributed, high-performance storage systems. We review a range of software systems for distributed storage management, and summarise what we believe to be the most important issues and the outstanding problems in distributed storage research. We outline our vision for integrated storage(More)
We present some software architecture ideas for a distributed processing control and storage management environment, speciically for providing high-level services across wide area networks of high-performance computing resources. We describe the driving applications for our system, such as geographic information systems and digital libraries, and the(More)
We describe our DISCWorld system for wide-area, high-performance metacomputing in which we adopt a high-level, service-based approach. Users’ client programs request combinations of services from a set of server nodes which communicate at a peer-based level. DISCWorld is a constrained metacomputing system, running only the service operations its(More)
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