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The grid in your future

Posted by daniel on April 8, 2004 at 5:45 AM PDT

"The natural extension of grid computing is the Java grid [..] because the principles behind [Java] have been to introduce a fundamental abstraction layer between the code and state, and the underlying platform."

At least that's the view expressed in
Also in Java Today
, in Grid Computing: A Conversation with Sun CTO, Greg Papadopoulos. He says that "Future systems will have to be much more tolerant of entities appearing and disappearing from the network and of failures happening. Future systems will have to be able to self-organize and adapt." Papadopoulis also predicts that we're at a point where "operating systems and processes are no longer the control points in systems that they once were. They're important components, because it's how you fundamentally render the price performance to systems. But operating systems aren't the controlling components."

In today's Weblogs , Rima Patel Sriganesh write on Improving Web Services Performance through Fast Web Services . She explains "some of the ways to improve performance if you are transmitting significant amount of XML data is to use traditional compression mechanisms such as zip/gzip or home-grown compression algorithms." If instead your aim is "Web services then what you need is a technology to improve Web service performance such that Processing overhead is greatly reduced [..], Bandwidth overhead is greatly reduced [..], Interoperability is preserved[.., and]
Existing standards and APIs are supported to accommodate existing Web service technologies and frameworks such as JAX-RPC, JAXB, etc."

In today's Projects and Communities , the JavaTools community announces that Sun's Java Studio Creator Early Access will be available for download some time today. Once the password protection is removed you can to download this IDE that was codenamed Project Rave.

The schoolbus project in Education and Research "facilitates university management tasks, including teacher/student communication, enrollment control, classroom alocation, e-Learning, and grades."

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