CapNet - An approach to ultra-high speed network

Chit Tam Ming, David Farber

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In the Shared Memory paradigm, a distributed system is viewed as a number of processors connected by a high-bandwidth bus sharing a virtual memory. MemNet was the first-generation effort to prove the paradigm in a local area environment. Its success encouraged the examination of the paradigm in the wide area context, leading to the second-generation effort, CapNet. Without the support of some features inherent in local area networks, CapNet is faced with a new set of problems. The issues involved, namely address space structure, page location, and caching algorithms, are discussed. A new approach that combines the address translation and routing is suggested as an optimized page location solution. A number of caching schemes are investigated, and a straw-man design for a large-scale implementation is proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)955-961
Number of pages7
JournalConference Record - International Conference on Communications
Publication statusPublished - 1990 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE International Conference on Communications - ICC '90 Part 3 (of 4) - Atlanta, GA, USA
Duration: 1990 Apr 161990 Apr 19

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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