ActorSpaces: A model for scalable heterogeneous computing

Gul A Agha, C. J. Callsen

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Abstract

The ActorSpace model is based on message passing, but allows the user to specify a more abstract destination of messages. This decouples individual actors from each other and makes ActorSpace well suited for expressing open distributed systems, which may run on different architectures. ActorSpace supports heterogeneous computing by using the message passing facilities as an encapsulation of the individual actor's state. ActorSpace supports an open system by using a pattern as a specification of the receiving group of actors. By using the ActorSpace communication primitives, executing actors will not be aware that other actors may be executing on different architectures. The result of this is that actors can join and later leave an ongoing computation or make use of an available service without a specific connection to a set of computing actors or a server.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 26th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 1993
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages100-101
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)0818632305
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993
Event26th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 1993 - Wailea, United States
Duration: Jan 8 1993 → …

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Volume2
ISSN (Print)1530-1605

Conference

Conference26th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 1993
CountryUnited States
CityWailea
Period1/8/93 → …

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Agha, G. A., & Callsen, C. J. (1993). ActorSpaces: A model for scalable heterogeneous computing. In Proceedings of the 26th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 1993 (pp. 100-101). [284046] (Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences; Vol. 2). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.1993.284046