Paca: a Distributed File System Cache for Parallel Machines. Performance under Unix-like Workload

@inproceedings{Cortes1995PacaAD,
  title={Paca: a Distributed File System Cache for Parallel Machines. Performance under Unix-like Workload},
  author={Toni Cortes and Sergi Girona},
  year={1995}
}
Parallel computers have a great computing power while I/O performance is far behind and it is, very often, the machine bottleneck. In this paper we tackle this problem presenting PACA, a cache directed le system aimed at parallel machines which run both Unix-like and parallel applications. PACA is a spe-ciic cooperative caching mechanism that de-nes a parallel global cache from all nodes local caches. Simplicity, scalability and performance are the main objectives in the design. We also present… CONTINUE READING