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A Distributed Platform with Features for Supporting Dynamic and Mobile Resources

  • Serge Chaumette
  • Asier Ugarte
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2110)

Abstract

Networks of workstations are now common places. They are more and more often used by the parallel computing community to achieve large computations. These platforms have a lower cost than dedicated machines but still provide very good results. At the software level, a middleware is required to make them usable. In this paper we present Jem, the middleware that we have developed at the Laboratoire Bordelais de Recherche en Informatique - LaBRI -. We put the stress on two features - dynamic naming service and smart proxies - that make it easy for Jem to support dynamic and mobile resources.

Keywords

Virtual Machine Mobile Resource Java Virtual Machine Optimal Usage Naming Service 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Serge Chaumette
  • Asier Ugarte
    • 1
  1. 1.LaBRI, Université Bordeaux 1Talence CedexFrance

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