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)
Java is commonly considered the ideal language for implementing software for the In-ternet. A closer look, however, reveals that distributed programming is poorly supported in Java. This is because the very design of the language rules out distribution{transparent remote invocation. It is shown that Sun's technology for distributed Java programming, RMI,(More)
Pangaea is a system that can distribute centralized Java programs, based on static source code analysis and using arbitrary distribution middleware as a back-end. As Pangaea handles the entire distribution aspect transparently and automatically, it helps to reduce the complexity of parallel programming, and also shows how static analysis can be used to(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)
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 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.