Computing for the Mathematical Sciences with XML, Web Services, and P2P

Track: Large-Scale Architectures, Core Technologies, Vertical Industries

Audience Level: Technical view

Time: Wednesday, November 16 11:45

Author: R. Alexander Milowski, School of Information Management and Systems, University of California, Berkeley, Smallx Consulting, LLC

Keywords: P2P, XML Pipelines, Web Services, JXTA, Grid Computing, Mathematics


While computing the Mathematical Sciences is similar to other scientific areas, often the researcher lacks the resources to carry out those computations. Grid computing and web services provide some possibilities for solutions but they do not address the increasing demand for computing resources and ad hoc computation networks. This paper describes a solution to this that uses peer-to-peer technologies to build ad hoc networks of computational agents that all speak XML to carry out computations.