Patent Number: 6,253,253

Title: Method and apparatus for optimizing references to objects in a data processing system

Abstract: A method and apparatus for optimizing references to objects in a distributed data processing system. A method is invoked in a client process by client application on a target object. In response to determining that the target object is on a remote process reference, a smart proxy determines whether the message can be processed within the client process. In response to determining that the message can be processed in the client process, the message is processed locally. Otherwise the message is sent to the target object for processing.

Inventors: Mason; Carlton Keith (Austin, TX), Kodeih; Mohamad (Austin, TX), High, Jr.; Robert Howard (Round Rock, TX)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 9/46 (20060101); G06F 009/54 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018