Cluster Computing

, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp 39-47

First online:

Multiple Bypass: Interposition Agents for Distributed Computing

  • Douglas ThainAffiliated withComputer Sciences Department, University of Wisconsin
  • , Miron LivnyAffiliated withComputer Sciences Department, University of Wisconsin

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Interposition agents are a well-known device for attaching legacy applications to distributed systems. However, agents are difficult to build and are often large, monolithic pieces of software which are suited only to limited applications or systems. We solve this problem with Bypass, a language and a tool for quickly building multiple small agents that can be combined together to create powerful yet manageable software.

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