- You would
imagine the ability to cluster a set of servers or workstations to serve a single application would
be a logical enhancement. Apollo can be configured to use Sun's JINI lookup
services for locating and identifying suitable machines for handling web
load. Each remote machine can be configured to handle particular parts of
the page tree, or the entire tree. Remote machines need to run a small java
application to make itself available for accepting work. This program can be loaded
on any machine, including workstations in an office. Remote machines can
disconnect from the pool at anytime, allowing non-server grade machines to
handle temporal load. A more detailed description of the Jini functionality
can be found in the Joe Kislo's Honors Project Paper (msword and postscript).
- Load balancing and node discovery technologies are not currently distributed with apollo at this time.