Overlapping communication with computation in distributed object systems

  • Françoise Baude
  • Denis Caromel
  • Nathalie Furmento
  • David Sagnol
Track C3: Computational Science
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1593)


In the framework of distributed object systems, this paper presents the concepts and an implementation of an overlapping mechanism between communication and computation. This mechanism allows to decrease the execution time of a remote method invocation.


Active Object Remote Service Object Graph Service Execution Service Invocation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Françoise Baude
    • 1
  • Denis Caromel
    • 1
  • Nathalie Furmento
    • 1
  • David Sagnol
    • 1
  1. 1.SLOOP-Joint Project CNRS/INRIAUniversity of Nice sophia Antipolis INRIAValbonne CedexFrance

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