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Bypass: a tool for building split execution systems

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2 Author(s)
D. Thain ; Dept. of Comput. Sci., Wisconsin Univ., Madison, WI, USA ; M. Livny

Split execution is a common model for providing a friendly environment on a foreign machine. In this model, a remotely executing process sends some or all of its system calls back to a home environment for execution. Unfortunately, hand-coding split execution systems for experimentation and research is difficult and error-prone. We have built a tool, called Bypass, for quickly producing portable and correct split execution systems for unmodified legacy applications. We demonstrate Bypass by using it to transparently connect a POSIX application to a simple data staging system based on the Globus toolkit

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High-Performance Distributed Computing, 2000. Proceedings. The Ninth International Symposium on

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