<XML><RECORDS><RECORD><REFERENCE_TYPE>7</REFERENCE_TYPE><REFNUM>7151</REFNUM><AUTHORS><AUTHOR>Dickman,P.W.</AUTHOR></AUTHORS><YEAR>1992</YEAR><TITLE>The Bellerophon project: A Scalable Object-Support Architecture suitable for a Large OODBMS?</TITLE><PLACE_PUBLISHED>Distributed Object Management, editted by M.T.Ozsu, U.Dayal and P.Valduriez, the proceedings of the 1992 International Workshop on Distributed Object Management </PLACE_PUBLISHED><PUBLISHER>Morgan Kaufmann</PUBLISHER><PAGES>287--299</PAGES><ISBN>1-55860-256-9</ISBN><LABEL>Dickman:1992:7151</LABEL><ABSTRACT>The needs of large distributed object-oriented databases are considered and compared with the facilities provided by the Bellerophon scalable distributed object-support architecture. It is shown that the object model and related object management mechanisms are, in fact, well-suited to the needs of a large OODBMS and could provide efficient, albeit incomplete, low-level support for such systems. key features of the architecture that are of interest are the light-weight explicit references and the structured object tables. The garbage collection strategy, which involves a hybrid algorithm built around weighted reference counts, is briefly discussed. </ABSTRACT></RECORD></RECORDS></XML>