Worldwide computing middleware

Gul A Agha, Carlos A. Varela

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The Internet provides the potential for utilizing enormous computational resources that are globally distributed. Such worldwide computing can be facilitated by middleware — software layers that deal with distribution and coordination, such as naming, mobility, security, load balancing, and fault tolerance. This chapter describes the World-Wide Computer, a worldwide computing infrastructure that enables distribution and coordination. We argue that the World-Wide Computer enables application developers to concentrate on their domain of expertise, reducing code and complexity by orders of magnitude.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Practical Handbook of Internet Computing
PublisherCRC Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780203507223
ISBN (Print)0584883812, 9781584883814
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • General Mathematics


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