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Message-Passing Concurrency for Scalable, Stateful, Reconfigurable Middleware
KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Software and Computer systems, SCS. (Distributed Systems)
KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Software and Computer systems, SCS. (Distributed Systems)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9484-6714
KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Software and Computer systems, SCS. (Distributed Systems)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6718-0144
2012 (English)In: Middleware 2012: ACM/IFIP/USENIX 13th International Middleware Conference, Montreal, QC, Canada, December 3-7, 2012. Proceedings / [ed] Priya Narasimhan and Peter Triantafillou, Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2012, 208-228 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Message-passing concurrency (MPC) is increasingly being used to build systems software that scales well on multi-core hardware. Functional programming implementations of MPC, such as Erlang, have also leveraged their stateless nature to build middleware that is not just scalable, but also dynamically reconfigurable. However, many middleware platforms lend themselves more naturally to a stateful programming model, supporting session and application state. A limitation of existing programming models and frameworks that support dynamic reconfiguration for stateful middleware, such as component frameworks, is that they are not designed for MPC.

In this paper, we present Kompics, a component model and programming framework, that supports the construction and composition of dynamically reconfigurable middleware using stateful, concurrent, message-passing components. An added benefit of our approach is that by decoupling our component execution model, we can run the same code in both simulation and production environments. We present the architectural patterns and abstractions that Kompics facilitates and we evaluate them using a case study of a non-trivial key-value store that we built using Kompics. We show how our model enables the systematic development and testing of scalable, dynamically reconfigurable middleware.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2012. 208-228 p.
, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, ISSN 0302-9743 ; 7662
Keyword [en]
component model, message-passing, compositional concurrency, dynamic reconfiguration, multi-core execution, reproducible simulation, distributed systems architecture
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Computer Systems
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-107426DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-35170-9_11ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84869805511ISBN: 978-3-642-35169-3OAI: diva2:575871
ACM/IFIP/USENIX 13th International Middleware Conference,December 3-7, 2012, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Swedish Research Council, KompicsICT - The Next GenerationSwedish eā€Science Research Center

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