This is Cloud Haskell. It's a Haskell framework for distributed applications. Basically, it's a tool for writing applications that coordinate their work on a cluster of commodity computers or virtual machines. This is useful for providing highly reliable, redundant, long-running services, as well as for building compute-intensive applications that can benefit from lots of hardware. This package, remote (github), contains the original, prototype implementation of Cloud Haskell, which now exists mainly for historical interest. This version has been surpassed by distributed-process (github). Although the interface for the two versions is similar, the newer version has a lot of important improvements, including support for polymorphic RPC and pluggable transport back-ends. Users considering Cloud Haskell for practical ends should start with the new version.