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ACM Transactions on Storage (TOS), Volume 4 Issue 2, May 2008

Intel® Turbo Memory: Nonvolatile disk caches in the storage hierarchy of mainstream computer systems
Jeanna Matthews, Sanjeev Trika, Debra Hensgen, Rick Coulson, Knut Grimsrud
Article No.: 4
DOI: 10.1145/1367829.1367830

Hard-disk drives are a significant bottleneck to system performance and are also responsible for a significant fraction of total system power consumption. Intel Turbo Memory addresses these problems by adding a new layer to the storage hierarchy:...

A nine year study of file system and storage benchmarking
Avishay Traeger, Erez Zadok, Nikolai Joukov, Charles P. Wright
Article No.: 5
DOI: 10.1145/1367829.1367831

Benchmarking is critical when evaluating performance, but is especially difficult for file and storage systems. Complex interactions between I/O devices, caches, kernel daemons, and other OS components result in behavior that is rather difficult...