Abstract: With the explosive growth of internet and network services, there is always a proliferation for distributed application that seeks to leverage the power of the internet. Remote method invocation is now increasingly being used in Internet based applications and hence it is important to study the performance parameters of RMI. RMI is the action of invoking a method of a remote interface on a remote object. The three methods of RMI namely General, Activation and Custom Socket Factory are to be evaluated empirically using parameters like Round trip time, Latency and Packets per Unit time. The graph plotted allows us to gain an insight into the performance aspects and other tradeoffs of RMI. The General method deals with invoking any method directly from memory of the remote machine. RMI Activation allows passive objects to be brought into the active state by instantiating it on an as needed basis. Custom socket factory method allows customization of socket depending on the type and amount of data to be transferred over the channel. Search mechanism is also to be implemented in the GUI, which has user-friendly access to the three methods of RMI and displays the results of the evaluation.
Keywords: Compactness, Proliferation, RMI.