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Overview of GridRPC: A Remote Procedure Call API for Grid Computing

  • Keith Seymour
  • Hidemoto Nakada
  • Satoshi Matsuoka
  • Jack Dongarra
  • Craig Lee
  • Henri Casanova
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2536)

Abstract

This paper discusses preliminary work on standardizing and implementing a remote procedure call (RPC) mechanism for grid computing. The GridRPC API is designed to address the lack of a standardized, portable, and simple programming interface. Our initial work on GridRPC shows that client access to existing grid computing systems such as NetSolve and Ninf can be unified via a common API, a task that has proven to be problematic in the past.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Keith Seymour
    • 1
  • Hidemoto Nakada
    • 5
    • 6
  • Satoshi Matsuoka
    • 6
    • 7
  • Jack Dongarra
    • 1
  • Craig Lee
    • 4
  • Henri Casanova
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of TennesseeKnoxville
  2. 2.San Diego Supercomputer CenterSan Diego
  3. 3.Dept. of Computer Science and EngineeringUniversity of CaliforniaCalifornia
  4. 4.Computer Systems Research Dept.The Aerospace Corp., El SegundoCalifornia
  5. 5.National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)California
  6. 6.Tokyo Institute of TechnologyTokyo
  7. 7.National Institute of InformaticsCalifornia

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