Network RAM for Beowulf

Felix Rauch rauch at inf.ethz.ch
Thu Aug 16 06:07:13 EDT 2001


On Thu, 16 Aug 2001, Amber Palekar wrote:
>    we as a group of four students are *also* thinking
> of implementing Network RAM for a beowulf cluster
> (assuming 100Mbps Ethernet ) whereby each node in the
> cluster will donate some part of their RAM to be used
> by all other nodes.so we will basically be mapping
> this shared RAM to the address space of the current
> node.

If I understand you right, then you want to do Distributed Shared
Memory (DSM). A similar project is TreadMarks, so [1] might be
interesting for you.

Regards,
Felix

[1] http://www.cs.rice.edu/~willy/TreadMarks/overview.html
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