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Parallel and Distributed Systems, International Conference on (2008)
Dec. 8, 2008 to Dec. 10, 2008
ISSN: 1521-9097
ISBN: 978-0-7695-3434-3
pp: 369-376
We describe a system that takes monolithic Java programs as its input and automatically converts them into distributed Java programs. Our research is situated in the context of resource-constrained mobile devices, in which there are often multiple distribution objectives, such as minimizing energy consumption on mobile devices by offloading workloads to a stationary server, or minimizing total execution time. Our method initially constructs an object relation graph (ORG), using a combination of static analysis and offline profiling. Instead of directly partitioning this ORG, we then transform it into a target graph (TG) to abstract from concrete distribution infrastructures and objectives. By applying this two-layer graph modeling, we achieve a unified strategy for different partitioning goals. Preliminary benchmarks for our prototype implementation are highly promising, with an average speedup factor of almost 1.5 and an average energy savings of 83.5% for the beneficial benchmarks.
Automatic Partitioning, Objected-Oriented, Resource-Constrained, Mobile Devices

L. Wang and M. Franz, "Automatic Partitioning of Object-Oriented Programs for Resource-Constrained Mobile Devices with Multiple Distribution Objectives," 2008 14th IEEE International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems(ICPADS), Melbourne, VIC, 2008, pp. 369-376.
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