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patrickl at servio.gemstone.com
Tue Aug 11 18:04:00 UTC 1998
My thoughts for performance and flexibility run towards cooperative
multiprocessing among clusters of Squeak images on clusters of
processors using a distributed Squeak ODB.
Some sort of dynamic inter-image negotiated communications could
enable the use of all the spare cycles floating around in all of the
various computerized appliances we are surrounded with. "Hey
microwave oven! Can you calculate the quadradic root of 5.639888 *
10^6 for me? I don't need it until next Wendsday. Ask the toaster
for help if you need it."
Have you seen Sun's "Jini" proposal? This is what Jini is supposed to
provide, following the Linda tuple space model for communication. Kind
of like a "blackboard" system in AI-speak.
Patrick Logan mailto:patrickl at gemstone.com
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-- Doug Pratt, on high-powered model rocketry.
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