PRESERVING CONTEXT INFORMATION IN AN IPC ABSTRACTION.

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Abstract

An interprocess communication abstraction called a conversation is described. Although it provides an asynchronous message-passing facility, the conversation abstraction encodes synchronization information drawn from the distributed computation's logical clock with each message. The conversation abstraction can be implemented on an unreliable communications network at little cost, and because processes are free to use the synchronization information as needed, it is general enough to support efficient and elegant implementations of a wide spectrum of communication paradigms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Symposium on Reliability in Distributed Software and Database Systems
PublisherIEEE
Pages22-31
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)0818607378
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987

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NameProceedings - Symposium on Reliability in Distributed Software and Database Systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software

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    Peterson, L. L. (1987). PRESERVING CONTEXT INFORMATION IN AN IPC ABSTRACTION. In Proceedings - Symposium on Reliability in Distributed Software and Database Systems (pp. 22-31). (Proceedings - Symposium on Reliability in Distributed Software and Database Systems). IEEE.