Experiences with IFS: A distributed image filing system

Gabriel Broner, Jaideep Srivastava

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Abstract

We have designed and implemented a distributed image filing system. Users sitting at workstations can scan, store and retrieve images stored on optical disk at an image server. The system is built as a set of client and server processes performing specialized tasks. The system is network independent, in the sense that it runs on any of the local networks currently available on the market, and location transparent, as any mapping between processes and machines is allowed, including the extreme case of a standalone system where all processes run on the same machine. We believe the system is interesting from the perspective of designing a network independent distributed system, and also from a software engineering point of view, as its modular design permitted simpler development, debugging and testing, as well as future extensibility.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 16th Conference on Local Computer Networks, LCN 1991
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages599-610
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)0818623705
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991
Event16th Conference on Local Computer Networks, LCN 1991 - Minneapolis, United States
Duration: Oct 14 1991Oct 17 1991

Publication series

NameProceedings - Conference on Local Computer Networks, LCN
Volume1991-October

Conference

Conference16th Conference on Local Computer Networks, LCN 1991
CountryUnited States
CityMinneapolis
Period10/14/9110/17/91

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