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2013 IEEE 33rd International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (2000)
Taipei, Taiwan
Apr. 10, 2000 to Apr. 13, 2000
ISSN: 1063-6927
ISBN: 0-7695-0601-1
pp: 368
Wei Wang , T.J. Watson Research Center
Richard Muntz , University of California at Los Angeles
Silvia Nittel , University of California at Los Angeles
Jiong Yang , T.J. Watson Research Center
ABSTRACT
In light of advances in processor and networking technology, especially the emergence of network attached disks; the traditional client-server architecture of file systems has become sub-optimal for many computation/data intensive applications. In this paper, we introduce a revised architecture for file management employing network-attached storage: the dynamic file server environment (Dynamo). Dynamo introduces two main architectural innovations: (1) To provide high scalability, the clients mainly perform the file management functions cooperatively in the system. Furthermore, data is transferred directly to the client's cache from network-attached disks, thus avoiding copies from a disk to the server buffer and then over the network to the client. (2) Dynamo uses a cooperative cache management, which employs a decentralized lottery-based page re-placement strategy. We show via performance benchmarks run on the Dynamo system and simulation results how this architecture increases the system's adaptability, scalability and cost performance.
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Wei Wang, Richard Muntz, Silvia Nittel, Jiong Yang, "Dynamic Adaptive File Management in a Local Area Network", 2013 IEEE 33rd International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, vol. 00, no. , pp. 368, 2000, doi:10.1109/ICDCS.2000.840948
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