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Table 3 PaPy's interprocess communication (IPC) methods

From: A lightweight, flow-based toolkit for parallel and distributed bioinformatics pipelines

Method OS Remarks
socket all Communication, via TCP sockets, between hosts connected within a computer network
pipes Unix like Communication between processes on a single host
files all The file storage location must be accessible by all processes (e.g., over an NFS or Samba share).
  1. PaPy provides the following direct IPC methods (see also Fig. 4), valid on operating systems as indicated.