From Distributed Objects to Hierarchical Grid Components

  • Françoise Baude
  • Denis Caromel
  • Matthieu Morel
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2888)


We propose a parallel and distributed component framework for building Grid applications, adapted to the hierarchical, highly distributed, highly heterogeneous nature of Grids. This framework is based on ProActive, a middleware (programming model and environment) for object oriented parallel, mobile, and distributed computing. We have extended ProActive by implementing a hierarchical and dynamic component model, named Fractal, so as to master the complexity of composition, deployment, re-usability, and efficiency of grid applications. This defines a concept of Grid components, that can be parallel, made of several activities, and distributed. These components communicate using typed one-to-one or collective invocations.


Active objects components hierarchical components grid computing deployment dynamic configuration group communications ADL 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Françoise Baude
    • 1
  • Denis Caromel
    • 1
  • Matthieu Morel
    • 1
  1. 1.INRIA Sophia Antipolis, CNRS – I3SUniv. Nice Sophia-AntipolisSophia-Antipolis CedexFrance

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