Input/Output in Parallel and Distributed Computer Systems

  • Ravi Jain
  • John Werth
  • James C. Browne

Part of the The Kluwer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 362)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ravi Jain, John Werth, J. C. Browne
      Pages 3-30
    3. Elizabeth Shriver, Mark Nodine
      Pages 31-68
    4. Rajesh Bordawekar, Alok Choudhary
      Pages 69-96
  3. System Software

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Peter Corbett, Dror Feitelson, Sam Fineberg, Yarsun Hsu, Bill Nitzberg, Jean-Pierre Prost et al.
      Pages 127-146
    3. Rajeev Thakur, Alok Choudhary
      Pages 147-165
    4. Sandra Johnson Baylor, C. Eric Wu
      Pages 167-185
    5. Edgar T. Kalns, Yarsun Hsu
      Pages 187-204
    6. Nils Nieuwejaar, David Kotz
      Pages 205-223
    7. Steven A. Moyer, V. S. Sunderam
      Pages 225-243
    8. Dannie Durand, Ravi Jain, David Tseytlin
      Pages 245-269
    9. J. B. Sinclair, J. Tang, P. J. Varman
      Pages 271-289
  4. Architecture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 291-291
    2. Sandra Johnson Baylor, Caroline Benveniste, Yarsun Hsu
      Pages 293-311
    3. Steven H. VanderLeest, Ravishankar K. Iyer
      Pages 313-331
    4. Gerhard A. Schloss, Michael Vernick
      Pages 333-351
    5. Haruo Yokota, Yasuyuki Mimatsu
      Pages 353-372
    6. Abhaya Asthana, Mark Cravatts, Paul Krzyzanowski
      Pages 373-390
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 391-395

About this book


Input/Output in Parallel and Distributed Computer Systems has attracted increasing attention over the last few years, as it has become apparent that input/output performance, rather than CPU performance, may be the key limiting factor in the performance of future systems. This I/O bottleneck is caused by the increasing speed mismatch between processing units and storage devices, the use of multiple processors operating simultaneously in parallel and distributed systems, and by the increasing I/O demands of new classes of applications, like multimedia. It is also important to note that, to varying degrees, the I/O bottleneck exists at multiple levels of the memory hierarchy. All indications are that the I/O bottleneck will be with us for some time to come, and is likely to increase in importance.
Input/Output in Parallel and Distributed Computer Systems is based on papers presented at the 1994 and 1995 IOPADS workshops held in conjunction with the International Parallel Processing Symposium. This book is divided into three parts. Part I, the Introduction, contains four invited chapters which provide a tutorial survey of I/O issues in parallel and distributed systems. The chapters in Parts II and III contain selected research papers from the 1994 and 1995 IOPADS workshops; many of these papers have been substantially revised and updated for inclusion in this volume. Part II collects the papers from both years which deal with various aspects of system software, and Part III addresses architectural issues.
Input/Output in Parallel and Distributed Computer Systems is suitable as a secondary text for graduate level courses in computer architecture, software engineering, and multimedia systems, and as a reference for researchers and practitioners in industry.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ravi Jain
    • 1
  • John Werth
    • 2
  • James C. Browne
    • 2
  1. 1.Bell Communications ResearchMorristownUSA
  2. 2.University of Texas at AustinAustinUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-8607-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-1401-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0893-3405
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