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A Practical Comparison of Cluster Operating Systems Implementing Sequential and Transactional Consistency

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A Practical Comparison of Cluster Operating Systems Implementing Sequential and Transactional Consistency
Shared Memory is an interesting communication paradigm for SMP machines and clusters. Weak consistency models have been proposed to improve efficiency of shared memory applications. In a programming environment offering weak consistency it is a necessity to worry about individual load and store operations and about proper synchronization. In contrast to this explicit style of distributed programming hared memory systems implementing strong consistency models are easy to program and consistency is implicit. In this paper we compare two representatives: Kerrighed and Plurix implementing sequential and transactional consistency respectively. Kerrighed is a single system image operating system (OS) based on Linux whereas Plurix is a native OS for PC clusters designed for shared memory operation. The measurements presented in this paper show that strong consistency models implemented at the OS level are competitive.
Stefan Frenz, Renaud Lottiaux, Michael Schött
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Type Conference
Year 2005
Where ICA3PP
Authors Stefan Frenz, Renaud Lottiaux, Michael Schöttner, Christine Morin, Ralph Göckelmann, Peter Schulthess
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