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ACM Transactions on Computer Systems (TOCS), Volume 14 Issue 2, May 1996

Portable run-time support for dynamic object-oriented parallel processing
Andrew S. Grimshaw, Jon B. Weissman, W. Timothy Strayer
Pages: 139-170
DOI: 10.1145/227695.227696
Mentat is an object-oriented parallel processing system designed to simplify the task of writing portable parallel programs for parallel machines and workstation networks. The Mentat compiler and run-time system work together to automatically...

Customized information extraction as a basis for resource discovery
Darren R. Hardy, Michael F. Schwartz
Pages: 171-199
DOI: 10.1145/227695.227697
Indexing file contents is a powerful means of helping users locate documents, software, and other types of data among large repositories. In environments that contain many different types of data, content indexing requires type-specific...

An empirical study of a wide-area distributed file system
Mirjana Spasojevic, M. Satyanarayanan
Pages: 200-222
DOI: 10.1145/227695.227698
The evolution of the Andrew File System (AFS) into a wide-area distributed file system has encouraged collaboration and information dissemination on a much broader scale than ever before. We examine AFS as a provider of wide-area file services...