- PhD Student,
- Stanford University,
- Computer Science Department,
- Distributed Systems Group.
- Communication Protocol Specialization
Conventional communication architectures are constrained to a
small set of static protocols defined by the operating
system. Object-oriented class library support for communication
channels and RPC provide applications with direct control over the
implementation of each level of the communication
hierarchy. Sophisticated communication classes can be specialized from
standard implementations to address the particular flexibility and
performance requirements of various applications. For example, DIS
environments require a reliable multicast capability to disseminate
state information, while distributed parallel simulations may require
high-performance streaming of simulation objects. Specialization of
the communication class libraries enables each application to achieve
its own particular requirements.
A cool color diagram and information on the Dissemination-Oriented
Communication project can be found
I took a year leave of absence from the PhD program to join Granite
Systems, a startup company designing gigabit ethernet switching
technology. Granite was founded by Andy
Bechtolsheim and David Cheriton. In September of 1996, Granite was acquired by Cisco Systems.
- M.J. Zelesko and D.R. Cheriton.
Specializing Object-Oriented RPC for Functionality and Performance,
In Proceedings of the 1996 International Conference on
Distributed Computing Systems, Hong Kong, May 1996.
Matt Zelesko (zelesko .at. cs .dot. stanford .dot. edu)