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The varieties of single system image

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1 Author(s)
G. F. Pfister ; IBM Adv. Workstations & Syst. Div., Austin, TX, USA

A single system image is the illusion that a collection of otherwise independent computing engines is a single computational resource. But any single system image has a boundary: Within it one perceives unity; outside it there is multiplicity. So many single system images can co-exist in one system. The types of single systems images can be arranged in a hierarchy, ranging from application-level through operating system to hardware. An eight-level hierarchy of single system images is presented and described

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Advances in Parallel and Distributed Systems, 1993., Proceedings of the IEEE Workshop on

Date of Conference:

6 Oct 1993