Striping Policy as a Design Parameter for MEMS-based Storage Systems

M.G. Khatib, B.J. van der Zwaag, F.C. van Viegen, G.J.M. Smit

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

    1 Downloads (Pure)

    Abstract

    Storage devices based on MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) are suitable as secondary storage for future (mobile) computer systems. They are non-volatile and execute a high level of parallelism. In a MEMS-based storage system, many (i.e., 100s or 1000s) read/write heads or probes operate simultaneously. Due to this parallelism, MEMS-based storage systems face a design challenge: how should a data block be striped across the active probes, called the striping policy? In this paper, we discuss how the striping policy, as a design parameter, impacts two key characteristics of MEMS-based storage system in opposite ways. These characteristics are the service time and effective capacity. As these objectives are conflicting, there is no optimal design but a variety of design choices represented as trade-offs. We show a dependency on the workload of the trade-off.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Second International Workshop on Software Support for Portable Storage
    Place of PublicationSeoul, Korea
    PublisherInformal proceedings
    Number of pages8
    Publication statusPublished - 26 Oct 2006
    Event2nd International Workshop on Software Support for Portable Storage, IWSSPS 2006 - Seoul, Korea, Democratic People's Republic of
    Duration: 26 Oct 200626 Oct 2006
    Conference number: 2

    Workshop

    Workshop2nd International Workshop on Software Support for Portable Storage, IWSSPS 2006
    Abbreviated titleIWSSPS
    CountryKorea, Democratic People's Republic of
    CitySeoul
    Period26/10/0626/10/06

    Keywords

    • EWI-7028
    • IR-63454
    • METIS-237438
    • CAES-EEA: Efficient Embedded Architectures

    Fingerprint

    Dive into the research topics of 'Striping Policy as a Design Parameter for MEMS-based Storage Systems'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this