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Networks of Workstations (NOW) have become an attractive alternative platform for high performance computing. Due to the commodity nature of workstations and interconnects and due to the multiplicity of vendors and platforms, the NOW environments are being gradually redefined as Heterogeneous Networks of Workstations (HNOW) environments. This paper presents(More)
Networks of Workstations (NOW) have become an attractive alternative platform for high performance computing. Due to the commodity nature of workstations and interconnects and due to the multiplicity of vendors and platforms, the NOW environments are being gradually redefined as Heterogeneous Networks of Workstations (HNOW). Having an accurate model for the(More)
The Virtual Interface Architecture (VIA) has been recently proposed to standardize different existing user-level networking protocols for System Area Networks (SANs). Since the introduction of VIA, software and hardware implementations of VIA have become available. VIA has different components (such as doorbells , completion queues, and virtual-to-physical(More)
Recent advances in solid state technology have led to the introduction of solid state drives (SSDs). Today's SSDs store data persistently using NAND flash memory and support good random IO performance. Current work in exploiting flash in database systems has primarily focused on using its random IO capability for second level bufferpools below main memory.(More)
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