Java Computing Portal or Grande Computing Framework
So computer users are interested in in being able to run their jobs in a seamless way that does not keep changing as backend computer resources are upgraded
- Also new computing models such as webs of workstations, arrays of Java chips …
- Java makes code run anywhere but more to a job than code
Viewing computing as a distributed (object) service, need to define a "Java Computing Portal Framework"
This enables development of Web Interfaces (“Portals”) to run a given job on any computer with any data source compliant with this framework just as JDBC gives a universal interface to any relational database
- Metacomputing in addition allows linkage of multiple computers to run together on a single job
The Computing Portal Framework will allow vendors to compete on either User Front End (GUI) or back end services with the JavaCS framework providing universal linkage