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Maciej Suchomski and Pawel Lewicki
Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Faculty Advisor
Pedro Medeiros

$5,000- 1/1/01 (3 months)


How to better serve files: comparing NFS and CIFS (SMB)

The main goal of the project is to compare the performance of network file servers that use the protocols NFS and CIFS (SMB) to serve files located on the servers. The research must show how we can get better access to files in the heterogeneous network environment. It should give the background theory about distributed file systems and protocol specifications. It also includes comparison of solutions in specific environments, workload characterization and performance evaluation.

Current Status
Most of the theoretical background and early stage of benchmarking part has been done.


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