Lea, Rodger and Walpole, Jonathan (1990) Supporting object interaction in heterogeneous distributed systems. Computer Communications, 13 (6). pp. 365-373. ISSN 0140-3664Full text not available from this repository.
Despite the inherent suitability of object-oriented languages for use in distributed systems, projects which have addressed this topic have encountered considerable difficulties. As a result, proposed solutions are generally limited to environments which are homogeneous in terms of system software, hardware and the object models they support. The paper studies current approaches to distributing object-oriented languages and argues that mechanisms for supporting distribution should be provided, not at the language level, but by the underlying system. Implementation of the Aide system is then detailed; this system provides such support separately from the operating system kernel, on an intelligent coprocessor. It is argued that this approach is necessary for efficient implementation in heterogeneous distributed systems.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Computer Communications|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||distributed systems ; object-oriented languages ; interobject communication|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications|
|Deposited On:||11 Oct 2012 13:01|
|Last Modified:||03 Nov 2015 16:24|
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