Communication in GLOBE An Object-Based Worldwide Operating System

P. Homburg, M.R. van Steen, A.S. Tanenbaum

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Current paradigms for interprocess communication are not sufficient to describe the exchange of information at an adequate level of abstraction. They are either too low-level, or their implementations cannot meet performance requirements. As an alternative, we propose distributed shared objects as a unifying concept. These objects offer user-defined operations on shared state, but allow for efficient implementations through replication and distribution of state. In contrast to other object-based models, these implementation aspects are completely hidden from applications.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Object-Orientation in Operating Systems
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 1996


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