Accession Number:

ADA022088

Title:

Dynamic File Access in a Distributed Computer Network.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

This paper describes the design of a system for accessing files and other named objects in a distributed computer network. The system includes a set of mutually cooperating portable processes which, together with other processes which support user programs, can migrate dynamically between the computers of the network. Important features in the design include an efficient access method which minimizes dictionary searches to find a file when its location is unknown in advance and a robust recovery procedure that insures the integrity of the system should one or more of the processes or computers fail. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware
  • Computer Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE