An Open Systems Strategy for Distributed occam Execution
Authors: Singleton, Paul, Cook, Barry M.
We demonstrate the feasibility of distributed execution of occam programs within computer networks which support open systems standards for inter-process communication, remote execution and program hosting (e.g. hardware-independent programming languages and operating-system-independent APIs). We first propose a general architecture, and then describe a constructive proof of its viability (i.e. a prototype). which uses a novel multiplexed virtual channel protocol over UNIX sockets. Finally we summarise some of the opportunities for further development which this project has created.
Proceedings of WoTUG-20: Parallel Programming and Java, André W. P. Bakkers, 1997, pp 88 - 103 published by IOS Press, Amsterdam
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