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Webs of Archived Distributed Computations for Asynchronous Collaboration

Chandy, K. Mani and Rifkin, Adam and Kiniry, Joseph and Zimmerman, Daniel (1997) Webs of Archived Distributed Computations for Asynchronous Collaboration. California Institute of Technology , Pasadena, CA. (Unpublished)

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We identify the mechanisms needed to construct archivable webs of distributed asynchronous collaborations and experiments. The distinguishing feature of our approach is that the component tools, software, data, and even participants are distributed over a worldwide network. We perform a requirements analysis of an infrastructure that supports such applications, and present the Caltech Infospheres Infrastructure as a prototype that satisfies the requirements identified. In describing this prototype, we highlight the useful mechanisms provided, present an algorithm for using the lnfospheres Infrastructure to perform asynchronous global snapshots for archiving, and suggest future areas of exploration.

Item Type:Report or Paper (Technical Report)
Kiniry, Joseph0000-0002-3589-2454
Additional Information:© 1997 California Institute of Technology. The Caltech Infospheres Project his sponsored by the Air Force Office or Scientific Research under grant AFOSR F49620-94-1-0244, by the CISE directorate of the National Science Foundation under Problem Solving Environment grant CCR-9527130, by the NSF Center for Research on Parallel Computation under Cooperative Agreement Number CCR-9120008, and by Novell, Inc. This paper was submitted for publication in volume 11, number 3 of the Journal of Supercomputing.
Group:Computer Science Technical Reports
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Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)F49620-94-1-0244
Subject Keywords:distributed systems, archiving, transactions, distributed sessions, global snapshots, asynchronous collaboration, world wide web, infospheres, components, composition
Record Number:CaltechCSTR:1997.cs-tr-97-10
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