Re: Help in DSM design

From: Richard Gooch (rgooch@atnf.csiro.au)
Date: Fri Mar 03 2000 - 15:57:15 EST


mauro@alusis.ucb.edu.bo writes:
> Hi friends!
>
> I'm trying to develop a Dristributed Shared Memory sytem(DSM) using
> Linux. I was wondering myself if using IP for the protocol of the
> comunicationg nodes were correct?. I thing using IP will add so much
> bytes to the messages(actually packets) sent by the nodes. Will be
> better try another lighter protocol?. Could you also point me to
> other similar projects that are being develop? it will clear my
> ideas and help me with my problems

Ach! Not another DSM project :-( Don't do it. There's already a DSM
implementation for Linux, and besides, you're better off with a
message-passing interface. That way application coders can see how
costly operations are. Using DSM hides that, resulting in inefficient
code.

                                Regards,

                                        Richard....
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