[Pipet Devel] Project Design (fwd)

J.W. Bizzaro bizzaro at geoserve.net
Thu Mar 23 22:50:48 EST 2000

Brad Chapman wrote:
> SO Gms will be adjusted to 'speak' to overflow, overflow stays the same
> as it is, only restricted to local
> operation. And the Loci GUI will stay the same.
> Every body happy?

I don't know if this is relevant to this thread, but I would like the GUI to
have Overflow instances contained in separate nodes.  So, Overflow networks
are VSH subnets.  And, Overflow 'workspaces' are displayed in VSH
'windowlets'.  This really fits in with the 'Overflow networks are local'
idea, and it's what I was thinking of when I drew up those flowcharts.

> Currently gms processes one data-event at a time, so a data-chunk
> passed the whole structure before the next is prosessed. This will
> have to change to better 'all at once'  processing.

Just so that Loci gets its 2 cents in on this design discussion, I was
thinking Loci would use a 'processor centric' approach to the problem.  That
is, whatever processes or modifies data in a network is first to be called. 
This isn't any different from the 'pull' approach when you think about it, but
there are some other considerations that should be given to this special class
of nodes.  Afterall, we're dealing with data, and the modification of those
data affects the whole system.

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