Session: S07: High-Performance Storage
  Title: S7: High-Performance Storage
  Chair: David Allan Pease (IBM Research )
  Time: Sunday, November 16, 8:30AM - 12:00PM
  Rm #: 37
  David Allan Pease (IBM Research), Darrell D.E. Long (U.C. Santa Cruz)
  Content-Level: 25% Introductory 60% Intermediate 15% Advanced

Abstract: The demand for storage in computing systems is growing at an unprecedented rate; this growth is fueled primarily by richer data content, the plummeting cost of raw storage, and the ability of almost everyone in our society to create and save data of every kind. This growth, in turn, is driving the need for higher-performance, easier-to-manage storage. Although storage device performance is constantly increasing, these increases are not keeping pace with the demand for storage performance. Traditional approaches to improving storage performance include caching, prefetching, and data striping and parallel I/O. New technologies include storage subsystems with advanced features like storage virtualization and remote replication, object-based storage, storage area networks (SANs), and SAN-based file systems. Current research is investigating features such as active disks and self-organizing, self-managing, self-optimizing storage systems. This tutorial introduces the components of modern storage systems and the factors and techniques involved in designing high-performance storage environments, and looks at current and future developments in the storage industry.
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