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Virtual Shared Memory Computers

This type of parallel computer combines features of a shared memory computer with that of a distributed memory computer. It has a memory architecture that is physically distributed, but logically shared. The connectivity is often called as NUMA (Non-Uniform Memory Access). Typically, the number of processors ranges from two to a few hundred.

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Daniel Rypl
2005-12-03