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ACM Transactions on Storage (TOS), Volume 2 Issue 1, February 2006

Using MEMS-based storage in computer systems---MEMS storage architectures
Bo Hong, Feng Wang, Scott A. Brandt, Darrell D. E. Long, Thomas J. E. Schwarz, S. J.
Pages: 1-21
DOI: 10.1145/1138041.1138042
As an emerging nonvolatile secondary storage technology, MEMS-based storage exhibits several desirable properties including high performance, high storage volumic density, low power consumption, low entry cost, and small form factor. However,...

Efficient identification of hot data for flash memory storage systems
Jen-Wei Hsieh, Tei-Wei Kuo, Li-Pin Chang
Pages: 22-40
DOI: 10.1145/1138041.1138043
Hot data identification for flash memory storage systems not only imposes great impacts on flash memory garbage collection but also strongly affects the performance of flash memory access and its lifetime (due to wear-levelling). This research...

Thermal issues in disk drive design: Challenges and possible solutions
Sudhanva Gurumurthi, Anand Sivasubramaniam
Pages: 41-73
DOI: 10.1145/1138041.1138044
The importance of pushing the performance envelope of disk drives continues to grow in the enterprise storage market. One of the most fundamental factors impacting disk drive design is heat dissipation, since it directly affects drive reliability....

Versatility and Unix semantics in namespace unification
Charles P. Wright, Jay Dave, Puja Gupta, Harikesavan Krishnan, David P. Quigley, Erez Zadok, Mohammad Nayyer Zubair
Pages: 74-105
DOI: 10.1145/1138041.1138045
Administrators often prefer to keep related sets of files in different locations or media, as it is easier to maintain them separately. Users, however, prefer to see all files in one location for convenience. One solution that accommodates both needs...