Memory servers for multicomputers

Liviu Iftode, Kai Li, Karin Petersen

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In this paper, we investigate a virtual memory management technique for multicomputers called memory servers. The memory server model extends the memory hierarchy of multicomputers by introducing a remote memory server layer. Memory servers are multicomputer nodes whose memory is used for fast backing storage and logically lie between the local physical memory and disks. The paper presents the model, describes how the model supports sequential programs, message-passing programs and shared virtual memory systems, discusses several design issues, and shows preliminary results of a prototype implementation on an Intel iPSC/860.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication1993 IEEE Compcon Spring
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)0780312945
StatePublished - 1993
Event38th Annual IEEE Computer Society International Computer Conference - COMPCON SPRING '93 - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Feb 22 1993Feb 26 1993

Publication series

Name1993 IEEE Compcon Spring


Other38th Annual IEEE Computer Society International Computer Conference - COMPCON SPRING '93
CitySan Francisco, CA, USA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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