Many database systems share a need for large amounts of fast storage. However, economies of scale limit the utility of extending a single machine with an arbitrary amount of memory. The recent broad availability of the zero-copy data transfer protocol RDMA over low-latency and high throughput network connections such as In finiBand prompts us to revisit the long-proposed usage of memory provided by remote machines. In this paper, we present a solution to make use of remote memory without manipulation of the operating system, and investigate the impact on database performance.

Distributed Systems (acm C.2.4)
Information (theme 2)
Unspecified
A. Kemper (Alfons) , R. Johnson
Commit: Time Trails (P019)
International Workshop on Data Management on New Hardware
Database Architectures

Mühleisen, H.F, Pereira Goncalves, R.A, & Kersten, M.L. (2013). Peak Performance – Remote Memory Revisited. In A Kemper & R Johnson (Eds.), .