Jeanna M. Neefe

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We propose a new paradigm for network file system design: <italic>serverless network file systems</italic>. While traditional network file systems rely on a central server machine, a serverless system utilizes workstations cooperating as peers to provide all file system services. Any machine in the system can store, cache, or control any block of data. Our(More)
File system designers today face a dilemma. A log-structured file system (LFS) can offer superior performance for many common workloads such as those with frequent small writes, read traffic that is predominantly absorbed by the cache, and sufficient idle time to clean the log. However, an LFS has poor performance for other workloads, such as random updates(More)
The goal of network RAM is to improve the performance of memory intensive workloads by paging to idle memory over the network rather than to disk. In this paper, we reexamine common assumptions about network RAM, compare possible implementations, describe the structure and performance of our user-level implementation and investigate various methods for(More)
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