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ACM Transactions on Computer Systems (TOCS), Volume 18 Issue 1, Feb. 2000

A high-level abstraction of shared accesses
Peter J. Keleher
Pages: 1-36
DOI: 10.1145/332799.332800
We describe the design and use of the tape mechanism, a new high-level abstraction of accesses to shared data for software DSMs. Tapes consolidate and generalize a number of recent protocol optimizations, including update-based...

IO-Lite: a unified I/O buffering and caching system
Vivek S. Pai, Peter Druschel, Willy Zwaenepoel
Pages: 37-66
DOI: 10.1145/332799.332895
This article presents the design, implementation, and evaluation of IO -Lite, a unified I/O buffering and caching system for general-purpose operating systems. IO-Lite unifies all buffering and caching in the system, to the...

Smart packets: applying active networks to network management
Beverly Schwartz, Alden W. Jackson, W. Timothy Strayer, Wenyi Zhou, R. Dennis Rockwell, Craig Partridge
Pages: 67-88
DOI: 10.1145/332799.332893
This article introduces Smart Packets and describes the smart Packets architecture, the packet formats, the language and its design goals, and security considerations. Smart Packets is an Active Networks project focusing on applying active...