A High Performance Communication Subsystem for PODOS

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A High Performance Communication Subsystem for PODOS
PODOS is a performance oriented distributed operating system being developed to harness the performance capabilities of a cluster computing environment. In order to address the growing demand for performance, we are designing a Distributed Operating System (DOS) that can utilize the computing potential of a number of systems. Earlier clustering approaches have traditionally stressed more on resource sharing or reliability and have given lesser priority to performance. PODOS adds just four new components to the existing Linux operating system to make it distributed. These components are a Communication Manager (CM), a Network Manager (NM), a Resource Manager (RM), and Global Interprocess Communication (GIPC). This paper addresses the communication mechanism in PODOS. In any distributed environment, communication appears to be the performance bottleneck. Thus, in PODOS, we have implemented a high-speed communication subsystem that short circuits the network protocol stack, and further p...
Sudharshan Vazhkudai, P. Tobin Maginnis
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Type Conference
Year 1999
Where IWCC
Authors Sudharshan Vazhkudai, P. Tobin Maginnis
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