Jovian:   A Framework for Optimizing Parallel I/O

Robert Bennett, Kelvin Bryant, Alan Sussman, Raja Das, and Joel Saltz

Proceedings of the 1994 Scalable Parallel Libraries Conference, pages 10-20, Mississippi State, Mississippi, October 12-14, 1994

There has been a great deal of recent interest in parallel I/O. In this paper, we discuss the design and implementation of the Jovian library, which is intended to optimize the I/O performance of multiprocessor architectures that include multiple disks or disk arrays. We also present preliminary performance measurements from benchmarking the Jovian I/O library on the IBM SP1 distributed memory parallel machine for two application templates.

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