ChorusOS 4.0 Introduction

Transparent Inter-Process Communication (IPC)

Based on industry standards, the Transparent Inter-Process Communication (IPC) facility of the ChorusOS operating system allows applications to be distributed across multiple machines, and to run in a heterogeneous environment that comprises hardware and software with stark operational and programming incompatibilities.

At a lower level, one of the components of the ChorusOS operating system provides transparent IPC that recognizes whether a given process is available locally, or is installed on a remote system that is also running the ChorusOS operating system. When a process is accessed, the IPC identifies the shortest path and quickest execution time that can be used to reach it, and communicates in a manner that makes the location entirely transparent to the application.