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From the client point of view, three methods of the host object are of interest. By calling the :available method of a host object, it returns a boolean indicating whether it considers itself available for additional jobs or not. The :relative-load method returns a performance adjusted metric of the hosts load which can be used for load balancing. And finally, the :execute method launches a task on a host, which actually means that a remote process is started.

Rudi Strasser