Title: Lazy home-based protocol for a software distributed shared memory system

Authors: B.H. Yu, P. Werstein

Addresses: Department of Computer Science, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. ' Department of Computer Science, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

Abstract: This paper presents the design and implementation of our novel home-based software Distributed Shared Memory (DSM) system. We call our system Lazy Home-based Scope Consistency (LHScC) since the system implements scope consistency lazily based on the home-based protocol. Our technique is different from others in that an optimum home node is decided before updating a home node. The performance evaluation shows that LHScC is more scalable than other DSM systems and removes the home assignment problem in the usual home-based protocol.

Keywords: DSM; distributed shared memory; lazy home-based protocol; performance evaluation; scope consistency; diff integration.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHPCN.2008.025552

International Journal of High Performance Computing and Networking, 2008 Vol.5 No.5/6, pp.331 - 342

Available online: 22 May 2009

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