Computer languages for distributed processing
General-purpose languages with distributed constructs
Particular approaches to distributed computing that appeal to me
and an object-oriented distributed language named
I've also begun to study the
Moreover, Annex E ("Distributed Systems") of the Ada95
defines such capabilities, so a validated Ada95 compiler with a
validated Annex E is a possibility. Finally, I understand that
NextStep's Objective C offers a simple distribution construct; I
don't yet know what it is.
Also conducive to distribution of processing:
FORTRAN, of course, and
Telescript from General Magic,
Ada (note in particular the
AdaBasis library), ...
In 1997, JavaSpaces
have picked up where Linda left off.
Laird provides a slick
which delivers records from the DistProc mailing list.
Workers at the University of Wisconsin have developed Condor,
which scavenges spare workstation cycles found on a LAN.
Condor is in place at the Joint Institute for Nuclear
Research at Dubna University and the University of Michigan.
Platform Computing's commercial LSF partitions jobs around
a (perhaps transiently) dedicated network. UC Berkeley's
NOW links Suns with very fast network connections. CESDIS
has a project called Beowulf.
Client-server, peer-to-peer, ...
... SmallTalk Agents, Safe-Tcl, ...
Taos, ... Taos is an interesting case; it receives
vanishingly little press, but correspondents tell me
it's healthy and on the verge of major commitments
from large end-users. Individuals who use it are
Laird's index to computer languages for distributed