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COOTS 1998 Abstract

Efficient Implementation of Java Remote Method Invocation (RMI)

Vijaykumar Krishnaswamy, Dan Walther,
Sumeer Bhola, Ethendranath Bommaiah, George Riley,
Brad Topol, and Mustaque Ahamad
Georgia Institute of Technology


Java and the Remote Method Invocation (RMI) mechanism supported by it make it easy to build distributed applications and services in a heterogeneous environment. When the applications are interactive and require low response time, effcient implementations of RMI are needed. We explore both transport level protocols as well as object caching in the RMI framework to meet the performance requirements of interactive applications. We have developed a prototype system that offers new transport protocols and allows objects to be cached at client nodes. We describe the design issues and the implementation choices made in the prototype along with some preliminary performance results.
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