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Subject: RE: [regrep] [Fwd: SemPGRID04: Call for Paper (DATE CORRECTIONS!)]


I meant to add this link to the FIPA JXTA Discovery Middleware
Specification http://www.fipa.org/specs/fipa00096/. Your comment
reminded me. I think that it gives an indication of how the P2P and
Agent Communities are working together to provide discovery.

Zachary Alexander
The IT Investment Architect 
ebTDesign LLC, (703) 283-4325

-----Original Message-----
From: Duane Nickull [mailto:dnickull@adobe.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, January 07, 2004 4:22 PM
To: Farrukh Najmi
Cc: regrep@lists.oasis-open.org
Subject: Re: [regrep] [Fwd: SemPGRID04: Call for Paper (DATE

Farrukh Najmi wrote:

> I know very little about grid computing right now but my gut instinct 
> is that ebXML Registry can play an important role as an enabling 
> technology even today. 



I concur.  A great software company once said "The network is the 
computer" ;-)

Like a single CPU system, a distributed computing system can benefit 
from a registry.  I personally like the MS Windows Registry model 
(please - no flames from Linux zealots).  The registry contains keys 
that identify system resources to be called when needed.  A distributed 
computing model can benefit from a registry in the same way.

Perhaps the paper could compare the usefulness of the Windows Registry 
system and point out that the ebXML Registry could provide a similar 
service for distributed computing?

BTW - I personally don't believe that distributed computing will ever 
become mainstream since the network lags incurred and multiplicity of 
possible points of failure seem to mitigate any perceived advantage. 
 IMHO - the whole concept seems to be a "we're doing this just because 
we can" technologist driven exercise.  Single calls to BSI's are more 

Duane Nickull

Senior Standards Strategist
Adobe Systems, Inc.

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