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A software infrastructure for distributed computing based on DCOM

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2 Author(s)
Milanovic, N. ; Fac. of Electr. Eng. & Comput., Zagreb Univ., Croatia ; Mornar, V.

To simplify the usage of a computer network as a virtual parallel machine, as well as to introduce the opportunity of distributed parallel computing to Visual Basic users, a DCOM-based software infrastructure is proposed in this article. This infrastructure is based on a master-slave model. It sends a broadcast call over a subnet as an invitation for cooperation, automatically distributes new program versions, and manages the unfinished jobs on the slave machines. As a test application, a simple solution of the traveling salesman problem is implemented.

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Information Technology Interfaces, 2001. ITI 2001. Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on

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19-22 June 2001