Using a RESTful messaging and registry system to support a range a distributed applications
Baker, M., Smith, G., Grove, M., Lakhoo, R., Mills, H. and Albing, C. (2009) Using a RESTful messaging and registry system to support a range a distributed applications. In: Eighth International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Computing (ISPDC 2009) , Lisbon, Portugal.
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To link to this article DOI: 10.1109/ISPDC.2009.17
Tycho was conceived in 2003 in response to a need by the GridRM  resource-monitoring project for a ldquolight-weightrdquo, scalable and easy to use wide-area distributed registry and messaging system. Since Tycho's first release in 2006 a number of modifications have been made to the system to make it easier to use and more flexible. Since its inception, Tycho has been utilised across a number of application domains including widearea resource monitoring, distributed queries across archival databases, providing services for the nodes of a Cray supercomputer, and as a system for transferring multi-terabyte scientific datasets across the Internet. This paper provides an overview of the initial Tycho system, describes a number of applications that utilise Tycho, discusses a number of new utilities, and how the Tycho infrastructure has evolved in response to experience of building applications with it.