Serverless Network File Systems
Thomas E. Anderson, Michael D. Dahlin, Jeanna M. Neefe,
David A. Patterson, Drew S. Roselli, and Randolph Y. Wang
Computer Science Division
University of California at Berkeley
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In this paper, we propose a new paradigm for network file
system design, serverless network file systems. While
traditional network file systems rely on a central server
machine, a serverless system utilizes workstations
cooperating as peers to provide all file system services. Any