This document is intended to provide the reader with a discussion of
how to use the different components of the Ninf-G system and to serve
as a reference manual for the commands and functions made available by
Ninf-G. Although we offer a brief discussion of the Ninf-G System,
this document is not necessarily intended to provide details about the
Ninf-G components. The reader should refer to the Documentation
section of the Ninf-G homepage ( http://ninf.apgrid.org/) for more
appropriate discussion of the Ninf-G system. The reader is expected to
have some level of familiarity with programming and at least one
programming languages, preferably the C language. Rudimentary
knowledge of the UNIX operating system environment, the make
utility, and the Globus toolkit will prove handy if installing and
configuring Ninf-G for the UNIX environment.
Organization of this document
This document is divided into four parts. These parts are aimed at the
needs of different types of users. Therefore, it is not necessary for
a user to read all parts of this users' guide.
provides a general overview of GridRPC and the Ninf-G system.
- Installation Manual
This section provide
installation instructions for the Ninf-G software. Currently
- The Administrator's Manual
This section is aimed
at the user who will be installing, managing the Ninf-G system, and
providing their remote numerical libraries. It gives instructions of
how to register numerical libraries with the Ninf-G system.
- The User's Manual
This section is aimed at the Ninf-G usesr who is only interested in
utilizing the client interfaces. It provides a discussion of the
available client interfaces.
These appendices provides reference manuals for the C client
interfaces, and an overview of the Ninf-G IDL.
Request for Comments
Please help us improve future editions of this document by reporting
any errors, inaccuracies, bugs, misleading or confusing statements,
and typographical errors that you find. Email your bug reports and
comments to us at email@example.com. Your help is greatly appreciated.