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Conclusion

   This paper summarizes recent and current research in the Trapeze project at Duke University. The goal of our work has been to push the performance bounds for network storage access using Myrinet networks, by exploring new techniques and optimizations in the network interface and messaging system, and in the operating system kernel components for file systems and virtual memory. Key elements of our approach include:

Slice uses Trapeze and NetRPC to access network storage at speeds close to the limit of the network and client I/O bus. We expect that this level of performance can also be achieved with new network standards that are rapidly gaining commodity status, such as Gigabit Ethernet.


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Jeff Chase
8/4/1999