By Topic

The impact of caching in a loosely-coupled clustered software DSM system

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)
Arantes, L. ; LIP6 Lab., Paris VI Univ., France ; Sens, P. ; Folliot, B.

As interconnected local-area workstation networks are widely available, the idea of offering a software distributed shared memory (SDSM) layer across them is quite an attractive alternative for compute-intensive applications. However, the higher cost of sending a message over an inter-cluster link than over an intracluster can limit applications' performance on a multicluster SDSM system. In this paper, we present the extensions that we have added to TreadMarks SDSM in order to adapt it to a loosely-coupled cluster-based platform. We have implemented a logical per-cluster cache in order to exploit cluster locality. By accessing its local cache, a processor can share data previously requested by another processor of its cluster, thereby hiding the cost of inter-cluster communication

Published in:

Cluster Computing, 2000. Proceedings. IEEE International Conference on

Date of Conference: