André Spiegel

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Pangaea is a system that can distribute centralized Java programs, based on static source code analysis and using arbitrary distribution platforms, such as RMI or CORBA, as a backend. Pangaea takes the idea of distribution transparency one logical step further: both the decision for an appropriate distribution strategy for a program, and the realization of(More)
Passing parameter objects by value can reduce the number of remote method invocations in a distributed system. It is a simple alternative to full-fledged object migration, implemented for example in Java/RMI and currently being added to CORBA as well. In this paper, we answer the question: When exactly does it pay off to pass an object by value, instead of(More)
To the Editor: In January 2005, the chief surgeon in a squadron of French policemen reported a cluster of Plasmodium vivax malaria attacks in troops returning from a 108-day operation in French Guiana. We conducted a retrospective cohort study to describe the malaria attacks and determine factors related to them. A self-administered questionnaire was drawn(More)
We report 2 outbreaks of Panton-Valentine leukocidin-positive, doxycycline-resistant, methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus infections in French soldiers operating in Côte d'Ivoire. In a transssectional survey, nasal carriage of this strain was found in 2.9% of 273 soldiers about to be sent to Côte d'Ivoire and was associated with prior malaria(More)
We obtained health surveillance epidemiologic data on malaria among French military personnel deployed to French Guiana during 1998-2008. Incidence of Plasmodium vivax malaria increased and that of P. falciparum remained stable. This new epidemiologic situation has led to modification of malaria treatment for deployed military personnel.