Issue No. 05 - September/October (1991 vol. 11)
pp: 16-19, 60-67
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/40.108546
<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>
N. Giger, H. Aschmann, H. Kirrmann, E. Hoepli and P. Janak, "Alphorn: A Remote Procedure Call Environment for Fault-Tolerant, Heterogeneous, Distributed Systems," in IEEE Micro, vol. 11, no. , pp. 16-19, 60-67, 1991.