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Standards and platforms for open distributed processing

Blair, Gordon and Coulson, G and Davies, N (1996) Standards and platforms for open distributed processing. Electronics & Communication Engineering Journal, 8 (3). pp. 123-133. ISSN 0954-0695

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Abstract

There has recently been considerable research and development in the field of open distributed processing. The goal of this work is to enable access to distributed services without concern for the underlying environment. A number of standards and platforms have emerged to achieve this goal. This paper provides a tutorial introduction to these initiatives. In particular, the paper examines the ISO standard for a Reference Model for Open Distributed Processing, OMG's CORBA and OSF's DCE. The paper concludes that these initiatives are different in scope and should be viewed as complementary. The paper also speculates on a path to convergence between the three initiatives although a number of issues remain to be solved before such a convergence can become a reality.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Electronics & Communication Engineering Journal
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 52604
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 12 Mar 2012 11:52
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 23:05
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/52604

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