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Issue No. 05 - September (1992 vol. 3)
ISSN: 1045-9219
pp: 540-554
The design, implementation, and performance of heterogeneous distributed shared memory (HDSM) are studied. A prototype HDSM system that integrates very different types of hosts has been developed, and a number of applications of this system are reported. Experience shows that despite a number of difficulties in data conversion, HDSM is implementable with minimal loss in functional and performance transparency when compared to homogeneous DSM systems.
Index Termsheterogeneous distributed shared memory; data conversion; distributed memory systems; shared memory systems

D. Wortman, S. Zhou, K. Li and M. Stumm, "Heterogeneous Distributed Shared Memory," in IEEE Transactions on Parallel & Distributed Systems, vol. 3, no. , pp. 540-554, 1992.
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