A High-Level Toolkit for Development of Distributed Scientific Applications

  • Alexander Afanasiev
  • Oleg Sukhoroslov
  • Mikhail Posypkin
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4671)


The paper presents IARnet toolkit, a set of high-level tools and services simplifying integration of software resources into a distributed computing environment and development of distributed applications involving dynamic discovery and composition of resources. A case study of using IARnet for solving large scale discrete optimization problems is discussed.


distributed computing Grid integration of software resources middleware information service distributed workflow discrete optimization 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexander Afanasiev
    • 1
  • Oleg Sukhoroslov
    • 1
  • Mikhail Posypkin
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Systems Analysis, Russian Academy of Sciences, Prosp. 60-let Oktyabrya 9, 117312 MoscowRussia

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