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Environments for Parallel and
Distributed Computing

In this chapter we give a general overview of some interesting research and systems related to ours. We will be especially interested in technologies developed in recent years by participants of bodies like the Java Grande Forum and the Global Grid Forum. We start with discussion of parallel and distributed computing environments for Java. We briefly review contemporary Java-specific distributed computing technology and how they related to our high performance infrastructures. Finally Java as language to support parallel and scientific computing is compared with C++ and C#.

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Bryan Carpenter 2004-06-09