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A template-based approach to the generation of distributed applications using a network of workstations

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3 Author(s)
Singh, A. ; Dept. of Comput. Sci., Alberta Univ., Edmonton, Alta., Canada ; Schaeffer, Jonathan ; Green, M.

A computational model and system for the generation of distributed applications in a workstation environment are presented. The well-known RPC model is modified by a novel concept known as template attachment. A computation consists of a network of sequential procedures which have been encapsulated in templates. A small selection of templates is available from which a distributed application with the desired communication behavior can be rapidly built. The system generates all the required low-level code for correct synchronization, communication, and scheduling. This results in a system that is easy to use and flexible and can provide a programmer with the desired amount of control in using idle processing power over a network of workstations. The practical feasibility of the model has been demonstrated by implementing it for Unix-based workstation environments

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Parallel and Distributed Systems, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:2 ,  Issue: 1 )

Date of Publication:

Jan 1991

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