In the past couple of years, significant progress has been made in the development of message-passing libraries for parallel and distributed computing, and in the area of high-speed networking. These advances in computing technology have also led to a tremendous increase in the amount of data being manipulated and produced by scientific and commercial application programs. Despite their popularity, message-passing libraries only provide part of the support necessary for most high performance distributed computing applications - support for high speed parallel I/O is still lacking. In this paper, we provide an overview of the conceptual design of a parallel and distributed I/O file system, the Virtual Parallel File System (VIP-FS), and describe its implementation. VIP-FS makes use of message-passing libraries to provide a parallel and distributed file system which can execute over multi-processor machines or heterogeneous network environments.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||IEEE Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing - Proceedings|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1995|
|Event||Proceedings of the IEEE 9th International Parallel Processing Symposium - Santa Barbara, CA, USA|
Duration: Apr 25 1995 → Apr 28 1995
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