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Requirement: Users of remoting systems (e.g., RPC and Messaging) want to concentrate on the data being sent. They should not have to use a different programming model just to use a different protocol. Problem: Remoting systems need to support alternate encodings, protocols and transports, either because of evolving standards or through dynamic negotiation(More)
— Requirement: Clients should experience high-availability when accessing network services. Availability should be transparent and not require altering programs. Problem: Availability needs to work on multiple platforms and must not require additional hardware/software, other than the remoting system. Solution: Replicate the service in a cluster. Advertise(More)
We present a high-level RPC architecture. Although RPC systems seem quite varied they actually share the same fundamental building blocks. We examine the operation of several technologies (e.g., SOAP/HTTP, RMI-IIOP) to show what they have in common, namely four main blocks that we call PEPt: Presentation, Encoding, Protocol and transport. Presentation(More)
The Experimental Portable Standard Lisp Compiler (EPIC) is a compiler testbed for experimentation with, and development of, Lisp compilation strategies. EPIC uses an architectural description of the target machine to increase portability, and performs extensive optimizations in the form of source-to-source transformations, register allocation, and peephole(More)
This paper discusses a parallel Lisp system developed for a distributed memory , parallel processor, the Mayyy. The language has been adapted to the problems of distributed data by providing a tight coupling of control and data, including mechanisms for mutual exclusion and data sharing. The language was primarily designed to execute on the Mayyy, but also(More)
This dissertation has been read by e a c h m e m ber of the following supervisory committee and by m a j o r i t y v ote has been found to be satisfactory. I h a ve read the dissertation of Harold Carr in its nal form and have found that (1) its format, citations, and bibliographic style are consistent and acceptablee (2) its illustrative materials(More)