DAFS Improvements Over NFSv4 (26K PDF) - Examines the differences and similarities between DAFS and NFS; explains how DAFS takes advantage of new standard memory-to-memory interconnect technologies such as VI and InfiniBand; and outlines the DAFS semantic improvements in support of clustered "local file-sharing" environments.

DAFS-Enabling Data Center Applications (81K PDF) - Explains the advantages of DAFS over traditional file access methods, and describes the choices available to ISVs who want to DAFS-enable their applications.

An Introduction to the Direct Access File System (DAFS) Protocol - Provides a technical introduction to DAFS and the Virtual Interface (VI) architecture, and explains their relevance to high-performance clustered "local file-sharing" environments.


AFS Protocol Spec v1.0

DAFS API Spec v1.0
(235KB PDF)

Reference Implementations