Explicit Batching for Distributed Objects

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Explicit Batching for Distributed Objects
Although distributed object systems, for example RMI and CORBA, enable object-oriented programs to be easily distributed across a network, achieving acceptable performance usually requires client-specific optimization of server interfaces, making such systems difficult to maintain and evolve. Automatic optimization techniques, including Batched Futures and Communication Restructuring, do not work as well as hand optimization. This paper presents Batched Remote Method Invocation (BRMI), a languagelevel technique for clients to specify explicit batches of operations on remote objects. We have implemented BRMI for Java as an extension of RMI, with support for batches with array cursors, custom exception handling, conditionals and loops. BRMI allows common design patterns, including Data Transfer Objects and Remote Object Facade, to be constructed on the fly by clients without special server support. The performance benefits of batching operations are well known; our evaluation focuse...
Eli Tilevich, William R. Cook, Yang Jiao
Added 19 May 2010
Updated 19 May 2010
Type Conference
Year 2009
Authors Eli Tilevich, William R. Cook, Yang Jiao
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