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Towards Strong Mobility in the Shared Source CLI


Stewart, J and Nixon, Paddy and Walsh, T and Ferguson, I, Towards Strong Mobility in the Shared Source CLI, Communicating Process Architectures 2005 : WoTUG-28, 18-21 September 2005, Eindhoven, the Netherlands, pp. 363-373. ISBN 978-1-58603-561-7 (2005) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Migrating a thread while preserving its state is a useful mechanism to have in situations where load balancing within applications with intensive data processing is required. Strong mobility systems, however, are rarely developed or implemented as they introduce a number of major challenges into the implementation of the system. This is due to the fact that the underlying infrastructure that most computers operate on was never designed to accommodate such a system, and because of this it actually impedes the development of these systems to some degree. Using a system based around a virtual machine, such as Microsoft’s Common Language Runtime (CLR), circumnavigates many of these problems by abstracting away system differences. In this paper we outline the architecture of the threading mechanism in the shared source version of the CLR known as the Shared Source Common Language Infrastructure (SSCLI). We also outline how we are porting strong mobility into the SSCLI, taking advantage of its virtual machine.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Distributed computing and systems software
Research Field:Distributed computing and systems software not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Information systems, technologies and services
Objective Field:Information systems, technologies and services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Nixon, Paddy (Professor Paddy Nixon)
ID Code:69449
Year Published:2005
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2011-04-20
Last Modified:2012-10-22

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