[Master Thesis] A Type System for Static Latency Tracking

Published in TU Darmstadt, 2018

Recommended citation: Tobias Reinhard. 2018. A Type System for Static Latency Tracking. https://raw.githubusercontent.com/tobireinhard/Publications/master/theses/MasterThesis--Tobias_Reinhard--StaticLatencyTracking.pdf

Developing efficient geo-distributed applications is challenging as computations can easily introduce latency without the programmer noticing. We propose a language design which makes latency and locations explicit and extracts static type-level bounds for a computation’s runtime latency. We present a full formalization and prove that all extracted latency bounds are correct. Furthermore, we present a prototype implementation that can be used to assess the usability of the design and the extracted bounds.

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