PRISM: An integrated architecture for scalable shared memory

Kattamuri Ekanadham, Beng Hong Lim, Pratap Pattnaik, Marc Snir

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Abstract

PRISM is a distributed shared memory architecture that relies on a tightly integrated hardware and operating system design for scalable and reliable performance. PRISM's hardware provides mechanisms for flexible management and dynamic configuration of shared memory pages with different behaviors. Its operating system is structured as multiple independent kernels, where each kernel manages the resources on its local node. The system structure minimizes the amount of global coordination when managing shared memory. The structure also provides natural fault containment boundaries around each node because physical addresses do not address remote memory directly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages140-151
Number of pages12
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1998 4th International Symposium on High-Performance Computer Architecture, HPCA - Las Vegas, NV, USA
Duration: Jan 31 1998Feb 4 1998

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OtherProceedings of the 1998 4th International Symposium on High-Performance Computer Architecture, HPCA
CityLas Vegas, NV, USA
Period1/31/982/4/98

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture

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    Ekanadham, K., Lim, B. H., Pattnaik, P., & Snir, M. (1998). PRISM: An integrated architecture for scalable shared memory. 140-151. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1998 4th International Symposium on High-Performance Computer Architecture, HPCA, Las Vegas, NV, USA, .