Cluster Computing

, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp 39–47

Multiple Bypass: Interposition Agents for Distributed Computing

  • Douglas Thain
  • Miron Livny

DOI: 10.1023/A:1011412209850

Cite this article as:
Thain, D. & Livny, M. Cluster Computing (2001) 4: 39. doi:10.1023/A:1011412209850


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.

interposition agent distributed system remote execution 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Douglas Thain
    • 1
  • Miron Livny
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Sciences DepartmentUniversity of WisconsinMadisonUSA