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Distributed Shared Memory: Concepts and Systems

Distributed Shared Memory: Concepts and Systems

Jelica Protic, Milo Tomasevic, Veljko Milutinović

ISBN: 978-0-818-67737-3

Aug 1997

375 pages

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The papers present in this text survey both distributed shared memory (DSM) efforts and commercial DSM systems. The book discusses relevant issues that make the concept of DSM one of the most attractive approaches for building large-scale, high-performance multiprocessor systems. The authors provide a general introduction to the DSM field as well as a broad survey of the basic DSM concepts, mechanisms, design issues, and systems.

The book concentrates on basic DSM algorithms, their enhancements, and their performance evaluation. In addition, it details implementations that employ DSM solutions at the software and the hardware level. This guide is a research and development reference that provides state-of-the art information that will be useful to architects, designers, and programmers of DSM systems.


Editor's Introduction.

Chapter 1. An Introduction to Distributed Shared Memory Concepts.

Chapter 2. Distributed Shared Memory Algorithms.

Chapter 3. Memory Consistency Models.

Chapter 4. Distributed Shared memory Implementations at the Software Level.

Chapter 5. Distributed Shared Memory Implementations at the Hardware Level.

Chapter 6. Distributed Shared Memory Hardware/Software Hybrid Approach.

About the Authors.