Scalable Distributed Garbage Collection for Systems of Active Objects

  title={Scalable Distributed Garbage Collection for Systems of Active Objects},
  author={Nalini Venkatasubramanian and Gul A. Agha and Carolyn L. Talcott},
Automatic storage management is important in highly parallel programming environments where large numbers of objects and processes are being constantly created and discarded. Part of the difficulty with automatic garbage collection in systems of active objects, such as actors, is that an active object may not be garbage if it has references to other reachable objects, even when no other object has references to it. This is because an actor may at some point communicate its mail address to a… CONTINUE READING


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