DISCWorld: an environment for service-based matacomputing

@article{Hawick1999DISCWorldAE,
  title={DISCWorld: an environment for service-based matacomputing},
  author={Kenneth A. Hawick and Heath A. James and A. J. Silis and Duncan A. Grove and Craig J. Patten and J. A. Mathew and Paul D. Coddington and K. E. Kerry and J. F. Hercus and F. A. Vaughan},
  journal={Future Generation Comp. Syst.},
  year={1999},
  volume={15},
  pages={623-635}
}
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 participating resource administrators have chosen to provide and advertise, and provides a common integration environment for clients to access these… CONTINUE READING
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