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Adapting Protocols to Massively Interconnected Systems

Kafura, Dennis G. and Abrams, Marc (1991) Adapting Protocols to Massively Interconnected Systems. Technical Report TR-91-27, Computer Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

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This paper describes ongoing research focused on two critical problems posed by the interconnection of a massive number of computer systems. The interconnection may be achieved through wide area or local area networks. The two problems considered in this research are as follows: (1) performance analysis of the protocols used in an internetwork connecting thousands to millions of nodes, and (2) application development in a massively distributed, heterogeneous environment where components implemented in different programming languages must be integrated and/or reused. The performance analysis problem is addressed by employing large-scale parallel simulation, extended finite state machines and objected-oriented simulation techniques. The approach to solving the application development problem is based on an environment which exploits the synergism between object-oriented programming and layered communication protocols (specifically, OSI).

Item Type:Departmental Technical Report
Subjects:Computer Science > Historical Collection(Till Dec 2001)
ID Code:272
Deposited By:User autouser
Deposited On:05 December 2001