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ACM Transactions on Computer Systems (TOCS), Volume 16 Issue 1, Feb. 1998

Performance evaluation of the Orca shared-object system
Henri E. Bal, Raoul Bhoedjang, Rutger Hofman, Ceriel Jacobs, Koen Langendoen, Tim Rühl, M. Frans Kaashoek
Pages: 1-40
DOI: 10.1145/273011.273014
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...

Reconfiguration for fault tolerance using graph grammars
M. D. Derk, L. S. DeBrunner
Pages: 41-54
DOI: 10.1145/273011.273019
Reconfiguration for fault tolerance is a widely studied field, but this work applies graph grammars to this discipline for the first time. Reconfiguration Graph Grammars (RGG) are defined and applied to the definition of processor array...

Tolerating latency in multiprocessors through compiler-inserted prefetching
Todd C. Mowry
Pages: 55-92
DOI: 10.1145/273011.273021
The large latency of memory accesses in large-scale shared-memory multiprocessors is a key obstacle to achieving high processor utilization. Software-controlled prefetching is a technique for tolerating memory latency by...