Roomy For Mac Publisher's description
from Dan Kunkle
The goal of Roomy is to allow programmers to use disk as the main working memory of a computation, instead of RAM.
This provides thousands of time more space without significantly increasing system cost.
To compensate for the lower bandwidth of disks, Roomy uses of many disks in parallel. This can be multiple disks attached to a single shared-memory system, a cluster, or a storage area network (SAN). To compensate for the significantly higher latency of disks, Roomy delays random access operations and performs them efficiently in batch.
Roomy is implemented as a library for C/C++. It provides a small number of simple data structures (arrays, lists, and hash tables) and associated operations. Roomy data structures are transparently distributed across many disks, and the operations on these data structures are transparently parallelized across the many compute nodes of a cluster. All aspects of parallelism and remote I/O are hidden within the Roomy library.
System Requirements:No special requirements.
Program Release Status:
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall