Enhancing host to network coupling via horizontal integration of network protocols and the file system.

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Title:
Enhancing host to network coupling via horizontal integration of network protocols and the file system.
Author:
McNeill, Kevin Michael.
Issue Date:
1993
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Computer technology has grown at a pace unrivaled by that of any other technology in history. Coupled with an almost equally fast paced growth in communications technology, computer systems have changed from isolated islands of computing into interconnected clusters of information generation, processing and consumption. This reality has led to ever increasing interest in distributing all aspects of computing in such a way as to make the physical separation of computer systems transparent to the users of those systems. An important target of these attempts is the file system. Many distributed file systems exist and are used extensively. However, they do not achieve the ultimate in transparency and distribution. This dissertation introduces a new paradigm for distributing the file system in which location transparency is extended to the lowest levels of the file system and achieves a greater degree of distribution than exists under the current paradigm. This new paradigm reorients the relationship between the file system and the network system. The paradigm and its implications are described, along with performance testing of basic file operations using a prototype of the file system. Although the operations of the prototype file system were found to be 4 to 10 times slower than the most comparable operations using conventional FTP operations, the testing indicated that it is feasible to implement a file system based on the new paradigm.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Dissertations, Academic.; Electrical engineering.; Computer science.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Electrical and Computer Engineering; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Martinez, Ralph

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleEnhancing host to network coupling via horizontal integration of network protocols and the file system.en_US
dc.creatorMcNeill, Kevin Michael.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMcNeill, Kevin Michael.en_US
dc.date.issued1993en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractComputer technology has grown at a pace unrivaled by that of any other technology in history. Coupled with an almost equally fast paced growth in communications technology, computer systems have changed from isolated islands of computing into interconnected clusters of information generation, processing and consumption. This reality has led to ever increasing interest in distributing all aspects of computing in such a way as to make the physical separation of computer systems transparent to the users of those systems. An important target of these attempts is the file system. Many distributed file systems exist and are used extensively. However, they do not achieve the ultimate in transparency and distribution. This dissertation introduces a new paradigm for distributing the file system in which location transparency is extended to the lowest levels of the file system and achieves a greater degree of distribution than exists under the current paradigm. This new paradigm reorients the relationship between the file system and the network system. The paradigm and its implications are described, along with performance testing of basic file operations using a prototype of the file system. Although the operations of the prototype file system were found to be 4 to 10 times slower than the most comparable operations using conventional FTP operations, the testing indicated that it is feasible to implement a file system based on the new paradigm.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectDissertations, Academic.en_US
dc.subjectElectrical engineering.en_US
dc.subjectComputer science.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineElectrical and Computer Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairMartinez, Ralphen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSheng, Olivia R. Liuen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberRosenblit, Jerzyen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberDallas, William J.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberVogel, Douglas R.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest9421787en_US
dc.identifier.oclc721986087en_US
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