Sender-initiated and receiver-initiated coordination in a global object space
This paper features a case study of a complex parallel application (in the area of Molecular Dynamics Simulation) modelled in a concurrent object-oriented language. In this computational model, application objects can exhibit some autonomous behaviour and reside in a global object space. At runtime, this object space can physically be mapped onto a distributed memory machine.
Sender-initiated coordination by means of pattern-based group communication.
Receiver-initiated coordination by means of multi-object synchronisation constraints.
A language framework is proposed that enables a programmer to express both kinds of coordination, and a concise implementation based on a meta-level architecture is presented.
KeywordsReference Object Active Object Region Object Autonomous Operation Application Object
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