Toward a comprehensive software based DSM system

Hobbs, Michael, Silcock, Jacqueline and Goscinski, Aandrzej 2005, Toward a comprehensive software based DSM system, in New horizons of parallel and distributed computing, Springer, New York, N.Y., pp.189-202.

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Title Toward a comprehensive software based DSM system
Author(s) Hobbs, Michael
Silcock, Jacqueline
Goscinski, Aandrzej
Title of book New horizons of parallel and distributed computing
Editor(s) Guo, Minyi
Yang, Laurence Tianruo
Publication date 2005
Chapter number 13
Total chapters 21
Start page 189
End page 202
Total pages 14
Publisher Springer
Place of Publication New York, N.Y.
Summary Software based Distributed Shared Memory (DSM) systems have been the focus of considerable research effort, primarily in improving performance and consistency protocols. Unfortunately, computer clusters present a number of challenges for any DSM systems that are not solvable through consistency protocols alone. These challenges relate to the ability of DSM systems to adjust to load fluctuations, computers being added/removed from the cluster, to deal with faults, and the ability to use DSM objects larger than the available physical memory. We present here a proposal for the Synergy Distributed Shared Memory System and its integration with the virtual memory, group communication and process migration services of the Genesis Cluster Operating System.
ISBN 9780387244341
0387244344
Language eng
Field of Research 080699 Information Systems not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
Copyright notice ©2005, Springer
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30000802

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