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Implementing Remote Evaluation
July 1990 (vol. 16 no. 7)
pp. 710-722

Remote evaluation (REV) is a construct for building distributed systems that involves sending executable code from one computer to another computer via a communication network. How REV can reduce communication and improve performance for certain classes of distributed applications is explained. Implementation issues are discussed. REV is incorporated into a high-level programming language by defining its syntax and its semantics. The compile-time and run-time support for REV is discussed in both heterogeneous and homogeneous systems and compared to that needed by a remote procedure call implementation. Sample performance measurements are included. Experience with a prototype REV implementation is summarized.

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Index Terms:
remote evaluation implementation; compile time support; heterogeneous systems; distributed systems; executable code; communication network; distributed applications; high-level programming language; syntax; semantics; run-time support; homogeneous systems; remote procedure call implementation; performance measurements; computer networks; distributed processing; performance evaluation.
Citation:
J.W. Stamos, D.K Gifford, "Implementing Remote Evaluation," IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 16, no. 7, pp. 710-722, July 1990, doi:10.1109/32.56097
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