Behavioural Skeletons Meeting Services
Behavioural skeletons have been introduced as a suitable way to model autonomic management of parallel, distributed (grid) applications. A behavioural skeleton is basically a skeleton with an associated autonomic manager taking care of non-functional issues related to skeleton implementation. Here we discuss an implementation of a task farm behavioural skeleton exploiting SCA, the Service Component Architecture recently introduced by IBM. This implementation is meant to provide plain service/SCA users some efficient skeleton modelling common parallel application pattern and also to investigate the advantages and the problems relative to skeletons in the service world. Experimental results are eventually discussed.
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