REMOTE OPERATIONS FOR DISTRIBUTED PROCESSES
Original Publication Date: 1987-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01
A technique is described whereby a group of distributed processes, connected by means of a communications network, are provided with a software programming method so as to allow any process to instigate the execution of a pre-specified set of instructions by means of any other process, without regard to process location. The software, consisting of a sequence of instructions, enables any process in the group to cause another process to execute remote operations. As a result, greater parallelism of operations is assured. An operation is defined as a sequence of instructions to accomplish a specific task. Instruction ProcO establishes a parameterized software procedure that implements operation O. Process P11 initiates the operation by specifying actual parameter values causing ProcO to be invoked.