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A Language for Specifying the Composition of Reliable Distributed Applications

Lookup NU author(s): Frederic Ranno, Emeritus Professor Santosh Shrivastava, Dr Stuart Wheater



This paper describes the design of a scripting language aimed at expressing task (unit of computation) composition and inter-task dependencies of distributed applications whose execution could span arbitrary large durations. This work is motivated by the observation that an increasingly large number of distributed applications are constructed by composing them out of existing applications, and are executed in an heterogeneous environment. The resulting applications can be very complex in structure, containing many notification and dataflow dependencies between their constituent applications. The language enables applications to be structured with the properties of modularity, interoperability, dynamic reconfigurability and fault tolerance.

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Author(s): Ranno F, Shrivastava SK, Wheater SM

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 18th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS '98)

Year of Conference: 1998

Pages: 534-543

Date deposited: 22/09/2010

Publisher: IEEE Computer Society Press

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ISBN: 0818682922