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A shared-virtual-memory system is described which can provide a virtual address space shared among all processors in a loosely-coupled multiprocessor. It is shown that such a memory can solve many problems in message-passing systems on loosely-coupled multiprocessors. The design and implementation are described of a prototype shared-virtual-memory system, IVY, implemented on an Apollo ring network. The experiments on the prototype system show that parallel programs using a shared virtual memory yield almost linear and ocassionally superlinear speedups and that it is practical to implement such a system on existing architectures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)94-101
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of the International Conference on Parallel Processing
StatePublished - 1988

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hardware and Architecture


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