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April 2009


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Technical Perspective: Disk Array Models for Automating Storage Management

Large disk arrays are everywhere. When we shop at an Internet retailer, the product and account data come from a disk array in a data center. Our email, banking, payroll,…


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Relative Fitness Modeling

Relative fitness is a new approach to modeling the performance of storage devices. In contrast to a conventional model, which predicts the performance of an application's I/O on a given device, a relative fitness model predicts…


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Technical Perspective: Integrating Flash Devices

Flash memory nowadays seems to be in every discussion about system architecture. Sure enough, flash memory boasts multiple qualities and advantages over traditional mass storage…


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Integrating NAND Flash Devices onto Servers

Integrating NAND Flash Devices onto Servers

In this paper, we examine the use of Flash storage in the server domain. Wear-out has the potential to limit the use of Flash in this domain. To seriously consider Flash in the server domain, architectural support must exist…