Static Latency Tracking with Placement Types

Published in FTfJP, 2018

Recommended citation: Pascal Weisenburger, Tobias Reinhard, and Guido Salvaneschi. 2018. Static Latency Tracking with Placement Types. In Companion Proceedings for the ISSTA/ECOOP 2018 Workshops (FTfJP’18). July 16–21, 2018, Amsterdam, Netherlands. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 34–36.

Large-scale distributed applications, e.g., in geodistributed data centers, pose a performance challenge to developers which need to take high cross-data-center latency communication cost into account. We present a preliminary investigation of a type system that tracks latency and makes the cost of remote calls explicit, raising developers’ awareness of communication overhead.

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