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  • Proceedings of the Fifth IEEE Computer Society Workshop on Future Trends of Distributed Computing Systems

    Publication Year: 1995
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  • The reliable distributed network management platform

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):439 - 445
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    Outgrowth of the development of distributed computer environment has caused local resources to be connected and shared by means of networks. A user can utilize far much efficiently way through the networks. Without effective network management, a user can not user them efficiently. It will lead to inefficient computing work. Currently, SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) and CMIP (Common Man... View full abstract»

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  • Video-on-demand: experience with protocols and their implementation

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):446 - 451
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    This paper summarizes some observations made during our research project aiming at investigating the practical problems encountered during the implementation of interactive multimedia information systems. The prototype deals with digitally compressed information encoded in MPEG-2 formats. We have opted for the use of a set of standard protocols. In this paper we give a brief description and critiq... View full abstract»

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  • Can real-time local area network protocols be made robust?

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):324 - 333
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    This paper proposes a formal definition of the robustness property which, we believe, developers of future real-time (RT) local area network (LAN) protocols must aim to realize. As a demonstration of the utility of this definition, the carrier sense multiple access with deterministic collision resolution (CSMA/DCR) protocol is then analyzed for its robustness and an extension of the CSMA/DCR proto... View full abstract»

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  • Compile-time error detection in temporal specifications for interactive multimedia applications

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):502 - 508
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    Interactive multimedia application (IMA) has been emerged as a hot-spot trend with the advance of technology to handle sound and motion video. But, it is still difficult to build IMA since it gets more complex to specify the temporal and spatial synchronizations and interactions with users inherent in IMA as the complexity of IMAs grows. In this paper, we suggest that an advanced authoring system ... View full abstract»

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  • An engineering approach towards action refinement

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):266 - 273
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    In the abstract modelling of distributed systems we may need methods to replace abstract behaviours by more concrete behaviours which are closer to implementation mechanisms. Furthermore, we may want these methods to preserve the correctness of such a replacement. This paper introduces an approach towards action refinement in which an abstract action is replaced by a concrete activity. This approa... View full abstract»

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  • How effective are one-bit protocols?

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):135 - 142
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    Congestion control lies at the heart of the general problem of traffic management in asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) networks. The primary function of congestion control is to ensure good throughput/delay trade-off performance. This paper presents a fundamental study on the performance limits of one-bit protocols for congestion control-implemented by many ATM switch vendors because of its low har... View full abstract»

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  • Modeling complex access control policies in distributed systems

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):404 - 411
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    In a distributed environment where users and resources are dispersed, security policies often require a more complex control mechanism, for access authorization. Authorization for a subject accessing objects depends not only on its normal access rights but also on its access history and interaction with other subjects. In this paper, frequently desirable multilevel exceptions are systematically ca... View full abstract»

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  • Operating system support for the trader in distributed real-time environments

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):194 - 199
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    As the communication technology evolves, it will become possible to run real-time applications in distributed environments. To support such applications, it is desirable for middleware such as ODP, CORBA or OSF/DCE to run on real-time operating systems with real-time communication facilities. In this environment, the real-time trader which can perform trading service under time constraints is requ... View full abstract»

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  • A generic multicast primitive to support transactions on replicated objects in distributed systems

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):334 - 342
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    Locking and atomic commitment are two fundamental problems underlying transaction management in fault-tolerant distributed systems. In this paper we discuss these problems in the context of an asynchronous system with replicated objects. We present a generic primitive, named dynamic-terminating-multicast (or DTM) of which instances enable to implement a locking protocol and an atomic commitment pr... View full abstract»

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  • A clustering algorithm for object-oriented development of distributed computing system software

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):274 - 281
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    In object-oriented development of distributed computing system software, one of the important tasks is to cluster objects into modules for achieving high performance, which is heavily affected by intermodule communication and the degree of parallel execution of modules. In this paper, a clustering algorithm is presented based on reducing intermodule communication and increasing concurrency for mod... View full abstract»

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  • Ultra high-speed networking solution: Fibre Channel Architecture and its implementation

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):425 - 431
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    The design of a host-system adapter that exploits the full capabilities of Fibre Channel can present a major technical challenge because of the Gb/s data rates involved. In this paper, we discuss various architectural issues and features of a high-performance protocol engine that we are developing as part of an ultra highspeed networking solution based on Fibre Channel. Our approach attempts to ma... View full abstract»

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  • Developing high-performance scientific applications in distributed computing environments

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):308 - 312
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    This paper presents our experience and future plan for exploring high-performance scientific computing in distributed computing environments. The purpose of our research is to ease the development of high-performance scientific applications in distributed computing environments. This paper addresses issues arising when applying object-oriented programming techniques to distributed scientific appli... View full abstract»

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  • Application of X.500 and X.700 Standards for supporting personal communications in distributed computing environments

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):232 - 241
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    This paper presents a TMN-based Personal Communications Support System (PCSS) which supports personal mobility, personalized call management, service personalization, and service interoperability in distributed multimedia environments. The design of the PCSS is strongly influenced by recent research activities in the field of advanced telecommunications and distributed computing technologies, such... View full abstract»

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  • A design methodology for protocol processors

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):376 - 381
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    New communication protocols such as FCS (Fibre Channel Standard), and ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode), are the emerging gigabit network standards. The emergence of these gigabit speed networks has resulted in increased communication processing requirements. Numerous architectures have been developed (using transputers, multiple microprocessors, VLSI, or high performance host machine) to meet such... View full abstract»

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  • Real-time distributed computing

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):34 - 40
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    This position paper concerns itself with real-time safety critical distributed systems. It presents a computational model that is appropriate for this type of application and architecture. It then defines a resource allocations scheme based upon fixed priority scheduling. Such a scheme has the advantage (over purely static schedules) of supporting greater levels of flexibility and non-determinism,... View full abstract»

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  • Toward new-generation real-time object-oriented computing

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):520 - 529
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    In recent years, the market conditions for the real-time computer system (RTCS) technology and the hardware economy have been showing significant changes and thus this author feels that time is ripe for vigorously pursuing new paradigms in designing and structuring RTCSs. Pursuing the new paradigms is called the “new-generation (NG) or second-generation (2G) real-time computing” approa... View full abstract»

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  • Adaptable mobile systems

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):363 - 368
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    Integrated resource management for small, handheld mobile computers is addressed. The approach is based on the concept of quality of service (QoS). The focus is on providing for detection and adaption, not on transparency. The large and rapid changes in the services and resources available to mobile computers cannot be made transparent, neither to the user nor to system or application software. On... View full abstract»

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  • The impact of group communication paradigms on groupware support

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):207 - 214
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    Group Communication Paradigms play an important role in the management of group activities, such as reliable information diffusion in support of replication and cooperation. They consequently provide an appropriate framework for groupware applications support. To meet the new challenges posed by large scale distributed settings like the Internet, a new generation of group communication systems has... View full abstract»

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  • Modeling for interactive presentation and navigation of time-dependent multimedia information

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):143 - 149
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    For the time-dependent multimedia information systems, more and more powerful functionalities are being required to control the interactive presentation and browsing. However, it is hard to find a, suitable model for supporting all of the concepts such as synchronization, interaction and time-dependent linking of multimedia objects. In this paper, we present a model providing specification methods... View full abstract»

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  • Executable specifications for distributed software systems

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):257 - 265
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    The front-end life cycle or upper CASE aspects of software development for distributed systems is driven by the components of applications, management, and techniques/tools. The applications component seeks taxonomies of application domains in distributed computing and the identification of core software requirements. The management component concerns the twofold aspects of developing distributed ... View full abstract»

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  • Information and distribution systems in the retail industry

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):242 - 249
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    Information and distribution systems make valuable contributions in improving the retail industry. Multimedia technologies and broadband networks pave the way for new generations of information and distribution systems. Characteristics of the store and consumer environments together with the driving forces in the retail industry put great demands upon the systems. Middleware has a key role in fulf... View full abstract»

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  • Why time-triggered architectures will succeed in large hard real-time systems

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):2 - 9
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    This paper proposes a number of design principles that should be supported by any architecture for large hard real-time systems: the possibility to partition the design into encapsulated subsystems protected by temporal firewalls, a sparse time base, and the maintenance of replica determinism. It then introduces the principles of operation of time-triggered architectures and the time-triggered com... View full abstract»

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  • NTT's R&D and deployment activities for the information highway in Japan

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):216 - 223
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    Building the Information Highway has been recognized as an important element in constructing the future multimedia communication network infrastructure. This paper, reports latest research and development activities for high-speed communication technologies for the Information Highway in Japan. In particular, it discusses Asynchronous Transfer Mode based network system architecture in detail. Base... View full abstract»

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  • How to commit concurrent, non-isolated computations

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):343 - 352
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    We face today with the situation that although distributed system are potentially more dependable than centralized systems, they actually confront the users, programmers, and system administrators with more complex and hard to manage failure situations than centralized systems. Fault tolerance in distributed systems is still a promising and not yet mastered area of research. One key feature of eve... View full abstract»

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