Nexus is a communication library and run-time system used as a basis for developing parallel libraries and languages. It is used as the core communication module in the Globus toolkit. HPC++ currently provides a run-time system based on the Nexus version 4.1. This run-time system can be used for high-performance applications that run in a trusted and secure environment with no need for client-server mutual authentication. For insecure environments, the Globus based run-time system is more appropriate.

This run-time system uses Nexus mechanisms for remote context creation which typically are based on rsh thus making them insecure.

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