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ACM Transactions on Storage (TOS), Volume 3 Issue 2, June 2007

Extending ACID semantics to the file system
Charles P. Wright, Richard Spillane, Gopalan Sivathanu, Erez Zadok
Article No.: 4
DOI: 10.1145/1242520.1242521

An organization's data is often its most valuable asset, but today's file systems provide few facilities to ensure its safety. Databases, on the other hand, have long provided transactions. Transactions are useful because they provide atomicity,...

A buffer cache management scheme exploiting both temporal and spatial localities
Xiaoning Ding, Song Jiang, Feng Chen
Article No.: 5
DOI: 10.1145/1242520.1242522

On-disk sequentiality of requested blocks, or their spatial locality, is critical to real disk performance where the throughput of access to sequentially-placed disk blocks can be an order of magnitude higher than that of access to randomly-placed...

Building MEMS-based storage systems for streaming media
Raju Rangaswami, Zoran Dimitrijević, Edward Chang, Klaus Schauser
Article No.: 6
DOI: 10.1145/1242520.1242523

The performance of streaming media servers has been limited by the dual requirements of high disk throughput (to service more clients simultaneously) and low memory use (to decrease system cost). To achieve high disk throughput, disk drives must...