Scalable Networked Information Processing Environment (SNIPE)

Current work being presented at


SNIPE is a metacomputing system that aims to provide a reliable, secure, fault-tolerant environment for long-term distributed computing applications and data stores across the global InterNet. This system combines global naming and replication of both processing and data to support large scale information processing applications leading to better availability and reliability than currently available with typical cluster computing and/or distributed computer environments. To facilitate this the system supports: distributed data collection, distributed computation, distributed control and resource management, distributed output and process migration. The underlying system supports multiple communication paths, media and routing methods to aid performance and robustness across both local and global networks.

Full HTML paper to appear at SuperComputing97 can be found here.

Full Postscript of SC97 paper.

This software is being developed by the ICL team.



Graham. UTKCS/Sep97