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Recoverable distributed shared virtual memory

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2 Author(s)
Kun-Lung Wu ; Coordinated Sci. Lab., Illinois Univ., Urbana, IL, USA ; Fuchs, W.K.

The problem of rollback recovery in distributed shared virtual environments, in which the shared memory is implemented in software in a loosely coupled distributed multicomputer system, is examined. A user-transparent checkpointing recovery scheme and a new twin-page disk storage management technique are presented for implementing recoverable distributed shared virtual memory. The checkpointing scheme can be integrated with the memory coherence protocol for managing the shared virtual memory. The twin-page disk design allows checkpointing to proceed in an incremental fashion without an explicit undo at the time of recovery. The recoverable distributed shared virtual memory allows the system to restart computation from a checkpoint without a global restart

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Computers, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:39 ,  Issue: 4 )