Towards a Functional Library for Fault-Tolerant Grid Computing
journal contributionposted on 01.07.2007, 00:00 by Bor-Yuh Evan Chang, Margaret DeLap, Jason Liszka, Tom Murphy, Karl Crary, Robert Harper, Frank Pfenning
To make development of grid applications less arduous, a natural, powerful, and convenient programming interface is required. First, we propose an expressive grid programming language which we hope will provide such an interface. Then we show how to map programs in this language onto a low-level, more compact architecture that can more easily provide the fault tolerance and inexpensive scheduling suit- able for grid computing. Finally, we discuss programming techniques for taking advantage of the underlying architecture, as well as issues to be resolved in future work.