Towards Strong Mobility in the Shared Source CLI

Johnston Stewart, Paddy Nixon, Tim Walsh, Ian Ferguson

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Migrating a thread while preserving its state is a useful mechanism to have in situations where load balancing within applications with intensive data processing is required. Strong mobility systems, however, are rarely developed or implemented as they introduce a number of major challenges into the implementation of the system. This is due to the fact that the underlying infrastructure that most computers operate on was never designed to accommodate such a system, and because of this it actually impedes the development of these systems to some degree. Using a system based around a virtual machine, such as Microsoft’s Common Language Runtime (CLR), circumnavigates many of these problems by abstracting away system differences. In this paper we outline the architecture of the threading mechanism in the shared source version of the CLR known as the Shared Source Common Language Infrastructure (SSCLI). We also outline how we are porting strong mobility into the SSCLI, taking advantage of its virtual machine.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCommunicating process architectures 2005 : WoTUG-28
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of the 28th WoTUG Technical Meeting, 18-21 September 2005
EditorsJ.F. Broenink, H.W. Roebbers, J.P.E. Sunter, P.H. Welch
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherIOS Press
Pages363 - 373
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781607501442
ISBN (Print)9781586035617
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event28th WoTUG Technical Meeting 2005 - Universiteit Eindhoven, Netherlands, Netherlands
Duration: 18 Sept 200521 Sept 2005


Other28th WoTUG Technical Meeting 2005
Abbreviated titleWoTUG 2005


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