Using Reflection for Flexibility and Extensibility in a Metacomputing Environment

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Authors:NguyenTuong, Anh, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Virginia Chapin, Steve, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Virginia Grimshaw, Andrew, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Virginia Viles, Charlie, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Virginia
Abstract:

We present system developers with a reflective model, the Reflective Graph and Event model (RGE), for building metacomputing applications, incorporating our design goals of flexibility, extensibility, reusability, and composability. The model uses graphs and events to specify computations and enables first-class program graphs as event handlers. We demonstrate the RGE model in several areas of interest to metacomputing using Legion as our experimental testbed. We unify the concepts of exceptions and events; by making exceptions a special case of events. Furthermore, using RGE, we demonstrate how to build generic, composable and reusable components that can be shared across development environments such as MPI, PVM, NetSolve, C++, and Fortran.

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All rights reserved (no additional license for public reuse)
Language:
English
Source Citation:

NguyenTuong, Anh, Steve Chapin, Andrew Grimshaw, and Charlie Viles. "Using Reflection for Flexibility and Extensibility in a Metacomputing Environment." University of Virginia Dept. of Computer Science Tech Report (1998).

Publisher:
University of Virginia, Department of Computer Science
Published Date:
1998