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Implementing the CORBA GIOP in a high-performance object request broker environment

Coulson, G and Baichoo, S (2001) Implementing the CORBA GIOP in a high-performance object request broker environment. Distributed Computing, 14 (2). pp. 113-126. ISSN 0178-2770

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Abstract

The success of the Object Management Group's General Inter-ORE Protocol (GIOP) is leading to the desire to deploy GIOP in an ever-wider range of application areas, many of which are significantly more demanding than traditional areas in terms of performance. The well-known performance limitations of present day GIOP-based object request brokers (ORBs) are therefore increasingly being seen as a problem. To help address this problem, this paper discusses a GIOP implementation which has high performance and quality of service support as explicit goals. The implementation, which is embedded in a research ORE called GOPI, is modular and extensible in nature and includes novel optimization techniques which should be separately portable to other ORE environments. This paper focuses on the message protocol aspects of GOPI's GIOP implementation; higher layer issues such as marshalling and operation demultiplexing are not covered in detail. Figures are provided which position GOPI's GIOP performance against comparable ORBs. The paper also discusses some of the design decisions that have been made in the development of the GIOP protocol in the light of our implementation experience.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Distributed Computing
Uncontrolled Keywords: middleware ; distributed systems ; OMG CORBA ; GIOP ; IIOP ; protocol engineering and performance optimization ; MULTIMEDIA APPLICATIONS ; PLATFORM
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 52583
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 12 Mar 2012 09:53
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 23:05
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/52583

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