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Section 2 reviews our design goals, and describes some decisions followed from these goals. Section 3 reviews the proposed architecture. Various distributed programming issues posed by computing in an unreliable environment are discussed in Section 4, which covers basic process creation and monitoring. This section assumes free use of RMI and Jini. Implementation of the message-passing primitives on top of Java sockets and threads is covered in 5.

Bryan Carpenter 2002-07-12