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<p>Alphorn, a software environment for programming distributed computer systems, is described. Programs running on different computers, possibly of different types and running different operating systems, communicate in a client-server relationship by means of remote procedure calls. This efficient construct structures programs neatly. The paper covers distributed process control, Alphorn's object-based programming style, remote procedure calls, the service interface language, configuration, runtime and debugging, and fault tolerance support.</p>
Niklaus Giger, Hans-Ruedi Aschmann, Hubert Kirrmann, Elisabeth Hoepli, Peter Janak, "Alphorn: A Remote Procedure Call Environment for Fault-Tolerant, Heterogeneous, Distributed Systems", IEEE Micro, vol. 11, no. , pp. 16-19, 60-67, September/October 1991, doi:10.1109/40.108546
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