Shutdown Policies for MEMS-Based Storage Devices -- Analytical Models

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    Abstract

    MEMS-based storage devices should be energy ecient for deployment in mobile systems. Since MEMS-based storage devices have a moving me- dia sled, they should be shut down during periods of inactivity. However, shutdown costs energy, limiting the applicability of aggressive shutdown decisions. The media sled in MEMS-based storage devices is suspended by springs. We introduce a policy that exploits the spring structure to reduce the shut- down energy. As a result, the aggressiveness of the shutdown decisions can be increased, reducing the energy consumption. This report devises analytical models of the shutdown time and energy of this policy.
    Original languageUndefined
    Place of PublicationEnschede
    PublisherDistributed and Embedded Security (DIES)
    Number of pages10
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2008

    Publication series

    NameCTIT Technical Report Series
    No.TR-CTIT-08-03
    ISSN (Print)1381-3625

    Keywords

    • METIS-250865
    • EWI-11783

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