Considerable effort has been expended over the last decade on the production of persistent stores, for example CMS POMS, CPOMS, MONADS and Thatte's Persistent Memory. These generally did not provide for concurrent access to the store, and included no support for distribution. In this paper we investigate the distribution of persistent stores, including the issues of uniformity, unbounded size, and stability. We then examine and contrast two examples of distributed persistent stores, the Monads DSM and distributed Napier.
Microprocessors and Microsystems Vol. 17, Issue 3, p. 147-159