Indigo: User-level support for
building distributed shared abstractions
Distributed systems that consist of workstations connected by high
performance interconnects offer computational power comparable to moderate
size parallel machines. It is desirable that such workstation clusters can
also be programmed the same way as shared memory machines.
We develop a portable, user-level library, called Indigo,
that can be used to program a variety of state sharing techniques.
In particular, Indigo can be used to program DSM protocols as well as
distributed shared abstractions where objects can be fragmented/replicated and
consistency actions are customized according to application needs.
We present an evaluation of Indigo by using its calls to
implement a distributed shared memory system as well as shared abstractions
for a number of applications.