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Reducing the cost of Remote Procedure Call

  • A. L. Ibbetson
  • P. F. Linington
  • I. A. Penny
  • A. B. Smith
  • G. E. W. Tripp
Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT)

Abstract

An RPC implementation is described which uses a small network of Transputers as a parallel front end processor to reduce communications delays. Parallel processing allows different aspects of the protocol support and parameter marshalling to be overlapped. Particular attention is paid to issues which affect the performance of the system. Some comparisons are drawn with the ANSAware distributed systems platform.

Keywords

Kernel Module Direct Memory Access Format Conversion Execution Protocol Host Processor 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. L. Ibbetson
    • 1
  • P. F. Linington
    • 1
  • I. A. Penny
    • 1
  • A. B. Smith
    • 1
  • G. E. W. Tripp
    • 1
  1. 1.University of KentCanterbury, KentEngland

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