Journal of Grid Computing

, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp 41–51 | Cite as

Ninf-G: A Reference Implementation of RPC-based Programming Middleware for Grid Computing

  • Y. Tanaka
  • H. Nakada
  • S. Sekiguchi
  • T. Suzumura
  • S. Matsuoka


GridRPC, which is an RPC mechanism tailored for the Grid, is an attractive programming model for Grid computing. This paper reports on the design and implementation of a GridRPC programming system called Ninf-G. Ninf-G is a reference implementation of the GridRPC API which has been proposed for standardization at the Global Grid Forum. In this paper, we describe the design, implementations and typical usage of Ninf-G. A preliminary performance evaluation in both WAN and LAN environments is also reported. Implemented on top of the Globus Toolkit, Ninf-G provides a simple and easy programming interface based on standard Grid protocols and the API for Grid Computing. The overhead of remote procedure calls in Ninf-G is acceptable in both WAN and LAN environments.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Tanaka
    • 1
  • H. Nakada
    • 1
  • S. Sekiguchi
    • 1
  • T. Suzumura
    • 2
  • S. Matsuoka
    • 2
  1. 1.National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)IbarakiJapan
  2. 2.Tokyo Institute of Technology (TITECH)Japan

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