Title: Towards improving the performance of distributed virtual memory based reversal cache approach

Authors: Sa'ed Abed; Ashraf Hasan Bqerat; Ahmad Al-Khasawneh; Ayoub Alsarhan; Ibrahim Obeidat

Addresses: Computer Engineering Department, College of Computing Sciences and Engineering, Kuwait University, P.O. Box 5969, Safat, 13060, Kuwait ' Department of Computer Engineering, Hashemite University, P.O. Box 150459, Zarqa, 13115, Jordan ' Computer Information System Department, Hashemite University, P.O. Box 150459, Zarqa, 13115, Jordan ' Computer Information System Department, Hashemite University, P.O. Box 150459, Zarqa, 13115, Jordan ' Computer Information System Department, Hashemite University, P.O. Box 150459, Zarqa, 13115, Jordan

Abstract: Distributed virtual memory (DVM) is one of the techniques that aim to maximise throughput under the reality that data transfer time between memory to memory is less than memory to hard disk which motivates these techniques. Distributed reversal cache (DRC) is a DVM technique that has been developed recently and is considered as a complete new approach. In this paper, part of memory of each master node is taken off to create the reversal cache then distributing its load over all nodes to free more area in the master node. Furthermore, we tackle the convenient issues of reversal cache and modify it for the sake of overcoming some stalls which mainly affect the performance of the master node by connecting the reversal cache technique with the DVM concept. Experimental results show that our technique outperformed other techniques in terms of page faults reduction and thrashing enhancement of 14% and 27%, respectively.

Keywords: DVM; distributed virtual memory; CVM; conventional virtual memory; distributed reversal cache; page fault; thrashing; throughput; data transfer.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.2015.069362

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2015 Vol.51 No.3, pp.247 - 256

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 11 May 2015 *

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