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Paraflow: A dataflow distributed data-computing system

Williams, Roy and Sears, Bruce (1998) Paraflow: A dataflow distributed data-computing system. In: High-Performance Computing and Networking. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. No.1401. Springer , Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 556-565. ISBN 9783540644439.

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We describe the Paraflow system for connecting heterogeneous computing services into a flexible and efficient data-mining metacomputer. There are three levels of parallelism: a dataflow paradigm provides functional parallelism, connecting services by channels; each service may be a SPMD parallel program; and each node of the SPMD service may be multithreaded. Paraflow is easily integrated with web-computing, using MIME types, HTTP forms, a Java GUI for setting up the network of services, and a simple API to allow web servers to be utilized in the computation. Emphasis is on providing a bridge from straightforward, public, unauthenticated browsing of data to collaborative, high-performance data-computing.

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Subject Keywords:Dataflow Graph; Gateway Service; Functional Parallelism; Symmetric Multiprocessor; Mime Type
Series Name:Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Issue or Number:1401
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