%T Distributed Shared Memory in Global Area Networks
%A Hans Henrik Happe, Brian Vinter
%E Jan F. Broenink, Gerald H. Hilderink
%B Communicating Process Architectures 2003
%X Distributed Shared Memory (DSM) has many advantages in
heterogeneousenvironments, such as geographically distant
clusters or The Grid. These includes:locality utilization
and replication transparency. The fact that processes
communicateindirectly through memory rather than directly,
is giving DSM these advantages.This paper presents the
design of Global PastSet (GPS) which is a DSM systemtargeted
at global area networks. GPS is based on the DSM system
PastSet  that hasbeen very effective in homogeneous
cluster environments. GPS utilizes consistencycontrol
migration and replication to scale in heterogeneous
environments. This hasresulted in a token\-based mutual
exclusion algorithm that considers locality and analgorithm
for locating replicas. GPS has been simulated in
multi\-cluster environmentswith up to 2048 nodes with very
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