By Topic

Bridge: a high performance file system for parallel processors

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

3 Author(s)
Dibble, P.C. ; Dept. of Comput. Sci., Rochester Univ., NY, USA ; Scott, M.L. ; Ellis, C.S.

A parallel file system called Bridge that distributes each file across multiple storage devices and processors has been designed and prototyped. The approach is based on the notion of an interleaved file, in which consecutive logical blocks are assigned to different physical nodes. Naive programs are able to access files just as they would with a conventional file system, while more sophisticated programs can export pieces of their code to the processors managing the data, for optimum performance. Early analytical and experimental results indicate that Bridge will deliver good parallel speedup for configurations in excess of 32 nodes with disks. High performance is achieved by exporting the I/O-related portions of an application into the processors closest to the data. A pair of applications that illustrate this technology is presented. General issues in the design of algorithms for Bridge are discussed

Published in:

Distributed Computing Systems, 1988., 8th International Conference on

Date of Conference:

13-17 Jun 1988