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Pipes and Connections

Gottschalk, Thomas D. and Barrett, Brian R. (2004) Pipes and Connections. Caltech CACR , Pasadena, CA. (Unpublished)

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This document describes the low-level Pipe and ConnectionManager objects of the Mesh- Router system. The overall MeshRouter framework provides a general scheme for interest- limited communications among a number of client processes. This generality is achieved by a carefully factorized, object-oriented software implementation. Within this framework, the Pipe and ConnectionManager (base) classes dened in this note specify the interfaces for i) ac- tual `bits on the wire' communications and ii) dynamic client insertions during overall system execution. Two specic implementations of the Pipe class are described in detail: a `Memo- ryPipe' linking objects instanced on a single processor and a more general 'rtisPipe' providing inter-processor communications built entirely from the standard RTI-s library used in current JSAF applications. Initialization procedures within the overall MeshRouter system are dis- cussed, with particular attention given to dynamic management of inter-processor connections. Prototype RTI-s router processes are discussed, and simple extensions of the standard system conguration data les are presented.

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Deposited On:16 Nov 2004
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