i am currently researching for some object-oriented communications mechanism
in the following environment:
There are 4 to 8 Nodes, partly standard PC/Notebooks and partly embedded
controller (about 200MHz PowerPC, 50 Meg RAM). All systems are running
under Linux. Each node offers some functionality that the other nodes want
I want to achieve a maximum of flixibility for the software, meaning that
any software can run on any component without needing modification.
I think that CORBA is a viable solution to this task, but i'm looking for
all other kinds of solutions, too.
So if you have knowledge of other mechanisms (e.g. (XML-) RPC comes to mind
but AFAIK it quite lacks the object-orientation and doesnt offer a decent
adressing scheme) i would be interested in your suggstions.
Another question is the state of CORBA regarding the embedded controller. I
think it should be possible to run CORBA on these controllers, but i did
not find concrete numbers of ressource consumption of CORBA. So if you have
any pointers i would be thankful ;)