M. Rasit Eskicioglu
Department of Computer Science
University of New Orleans
New Orleans, LA 70148
Shared memory is an attractive programming model for designing parallel and distributed applications. In the past decade, a popular research topic has been the design of systems to provide the shared memory abstraction on physically distributed memory machines. This abstraction is commonly known as Distributed Shared Memory (DSM). DSM has been implemented both in software (e.g., to provide the shared memory programming model on networks of workstations) and in hardware (e.g., using cache consistency protocols to support shared memory across physically distributed main memories). This bibliography identifies the results of research on DSM and related topics.
In this bibliography, we broadly classify papers describing previous DSM research into the following eight categories:
Acknowledgments: The author wishes to thank Professors Les Keedy of the University of Ulm, Germany and John Carter of the University of Utah for their valuable comments on the presentation of this paper and for their help identifying missing references in the original draft. Professor Keedy provided the author with the full citations and copies of a few of the missing references. Professor Carter helped the author in determining better classification of some references.
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