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This paper describes the design of network virtual storage (NVS) in the Axon host communications architecture for distributed applications. The Axon project is investigating an integrated design of host architecture, operating systems, and communications protocols to allow applications to utilize the high bandwidth provided by the next generation of communications networks. NVS extends segmented paged virtual storage management and address translation mechanisms to include segments located across an internetwork. This provides the ability to efficiently use the shared memory paradigm in non-local environments, as well as the support for a very high speed end-to-end data path between demanding applications such as scientific visualization and imaging.
Sterbenz, James P.G. and Parulkar, Gurudatta M., "Axon: Network Virtual Storage Design" Report Number: WUCS-89-13 (1989). All Computer Science and Engineering Research.