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JSW 2017 Vol.12(11): 858-873 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.17706/jsw.12.11.858-873

Ultra-Lightweight RPC Protocol Framework with Variadic Templates in C++11

Bartosz Zieliński*, Piotr Kruszyński, Maciej Sysak, Ścibór Sobieski, Pawel Maślanka
Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Physics and Applied Informatics, University of Łódź, ul. Pomorska 149/153, 90-236 Łódź, Poland.

Abstract—We describe a framework for very lightweight custom remote procedure call protocol. This framework uses variadic templates and other language features introduced in C++11 to furnish effective, cache friendly and hence energy efficient implementation. Our approach provides also type safety and modularity of RPC handlers. Such a solution is useful both in industrial and home automation applications with possibly severe limitations on processing power and network bandwidth (like using GSM in remote areas). Here, the latter constraint may apply to systems implemented on both ends of spectrum: low end embedded systems as well as high end multicore server systems, but under heavy load.

Index Terms—C++, meta programing, RPC protocol, variadic templates.


Cite: Bartosz Zieliński, Piotr Kruszyński, Maciej Sysak, Ścibór Sobieski, Pawel Maślanka, "Ultra-Lightweight RPC Protocol Framework with Variadic Templates in C++11," Journal of Software vol. 12, no. 11, pp. 858-873, 2017.

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ISSN: 1796-217X (Online)
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Executive Editor: Ms. Yoyo Y. Zhou
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