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Tapping remote computation resources is not a trivial task. Many obstacles, like slight differences between certain flavors of UNIX, a lack of remote execution standardization, or shortcomings in the implementation of distributed file-systems inhibit simple implementations. The task objects represent a robust, full functional, and system independent implementation of system processes at remote workstations. Relying on operating system abstractions of VLISP [35], they offer a comfortable and easy way to execute remote jobs and to communicate with them.

Rudi Strasser