The Role of XML Within the WebCom Metacomputing Platform

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John P. Morrison
Philip D. Healy
David A. Power
Keith J. Power


Implementation details of the Nectere distributed computing platform are presented, focusing in particular on the benefits gained through the use of XML for exoressing, executing and pickling computations. The operation of various Nectere features implemented with the aid of XML are examined, including communication between Nectere servers, specifying computations, code distribution, and exception handling. The area of interoperability with common middleware protocols is also explored.

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