Performance Evaluation of the Orca Shared-Object System

@article{Bal1998PerformanceEO,
  title={Performance Evaluation of the Orca Shared-Object System},
  author={Henri E. Bal and Raoul Bhoedjang and Rutger F. H. Hofman and Ceriel J. H. Jacobs and Koen Langendoen and Tim R{\"u}hl},
  journal={ACM Trans. Comput. Syst.},
  year={1998},
  volume={16},
  pages={1-40}
}
Orca is a portable, object-based distributed shared memory (DSM) system. This article studies and evaluates the design choices made in the Orca system and compares Orca with other DSMs. The article gives a quantitative analysis of Orca's coherence protocol (based on write-updates with function shipping), the totally ordered group communication protocol, the strategy for object placement, and the all-software, user-space architecture. Performance measurements for 10 parallel applications… CONTINUE READING
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