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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 machine in the system can store, cache, or control any block of data. Our approach uses this location independence, in combination with fast local area networks, to provide better performance and scalability thandoi:10.1145/224056.224066 dblp:conf/sosp/AndersonDNPRW95 fatcat:lkaxt6ztczhczccm3s6bxaipnm