This users' guide is divided into six parts. These parts are aimed at the needs of different types of users. Therefore, it is not necessary for a user to read all chapters of this users' guide.
This part of the users' guide provides a general overview of the NetSolve system, as well as a discussion of related projects.
These chapters are aimed at the average user of NetSolve who is only interested in utilizing the client interfaces. They provide installation instructions for the client software, a discussion of the available client interfaces and how to utilize specific features of the NetSolve system such as request farming, security, and user-supplied functions, and a troubleshooting section to explain error-handling within the NetSolve system.
These chapters are aimed at the user who will be installing and customizing a stand-alone NetSolve system. They give installation instructions for the agent and server software and the management tools, explanations of how to add new software to the NetSolve system, and a thorough explanation of the design of features in the NetSolve system such as request farming, security, and the user-supplied function.
These chapters provide detailed information on miscellaneous features of the NetSolve system such as the Network Weather Service (NWS), Condor-G, Distributed Storage Infrastructure (DSI), GridRPC, and Octave.
These sections provide reference manuals for the client interfaces, as well as a listing of error-handling messages within the NetSolve system.
These appendices provides tutorials on using NetSolve and example programs calling the Fortran77 and C NetSolve interfaces.