High Performance Mass Storage and Parallel I/O: Technologies and Applications / Edition 1

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  • Due to the growth of Internet-driven applications, issues such as storage capacity and access speed have become critical in the design of today's computer systems
  • Book fills the need for a readily-accessible single reference source on the subject of high-performance, large scale storage and delivery systems
  • Contains the latest information and future directions of disk arrays and parallel I/O

A Wiley-IEEE Press Publication

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"...collects-articles on high performance mass storage systems,hardware, systems software, applications, history, and futuretrends." (SciTech Book News, Vol. 26, No. 2, June 2002)
From The Critics
In response to the increasing importance of input/output, this volume collects 45 previously published articles on high performance mass storage systems, hardware, systems software, applications, history, and future trends. The book surveys emerging technologies in redundant disk array architecture, fault tolerance issues, caching and prefetching, and parallel I/O systems. Topics include a performance comparison of RAID-5 and log-structured arrays, destage algorithms for disk arrays with non-volatile caches, the Zebra striped network file system, modeling of fiber channel storage area networks, high availability in clustered multimedia services, and an introduction to the InfiniBand architecture. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471208099
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/26/2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 688
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.14 (h) x 1.43 (d)

Meet the Author

HAI JIN is a professor of computer science at Huazhong Universityof Science and Technology, Wuhan, China. He holds both a B.A. andM.S. degree in computer science, and a Ph.D. in electrical andelectronics engineering from the same University. He is currently apostdoctoral fellow in the Department of Electrical and ElectronicsEngineering at the University of Hong Kong in addition to being avisiting scholar at the Internet and Cluster Computing Laboratoryat the University of Southern California. Dr. Jin has coauthoredthree books and published more than 50 papers in internationaljournals and conferences.
TONI CORTES is an associate professor at Universitat Politecnica deCatalunya, Barcelona, Spain. He obtained his M.S. and Ph.D. degreesin computer science at the same university, and is currently thecoordinator of the single-system image technical area in the IEEETask Force on Cluster Computing (TFCC). Dr. Cortes has also beenworking on several European industrial projects and has publishedmore than 15 papers in international journals andconferences.
RAJKUMAR BUYYA is Co-Chair of the IEEE Task Force on ClusterComputing and an international speaker in the IEEE Computer SocietyChapter Tutorials Program. Currently at Monash University,Melbourne, Australia, he is conducting R&D on the use of aneconomics paradigm for peer-to-peer and grid-based service-orientedcomputing. He has co-authored Microprocessor x86 Programming andMastering C++, and edited a popular two-volume book on highperformance cluster computing. He has published over 50 researcharticles in major international journals and conferences.

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Table of Contents



I. Introduction to Redundant Disk Array Architecture.

1. A Case for Redundant Arrays of Inexpensive Disks (RAID).

2. Disk System Architectures for High Performance Computing.

3. The Performance of Parity Placements in Disk Arrays.

4. A Performance Comparison of RAID-5 and Log-StructuredArrays.

II. Advanced Disk Array Architectures.

5. Parity Logging Overcoming the Small Write Problem inRedundant Disk Arrays.

6. Distributed RAID - A New Multiple Copy Algorithm.

7. The HP AutoRAID Hierarchical Storage System.

8. Scalable Distributed Log Structured Arrays.

9. Comparison of Sparing Alternatives for Disk Arrays.

10. Destage Algorithms for Disk Arrays with Non-VolatileCaches.

III. Fault Tolerance Issues in Disk Arrays.

11. Failure Correction Techniques for Large Disk Arrays.

12. Tolerating Multiple Failures in RAID Architectures withOptimal Storage and Uniform Declustering.

13. Parity Declustering for Continuous Operation in RedundantDisk Arrays.

14. The EVENODD Code and its Generalization.

IV. Caching and Prefetching.

15. RAPID-Cache - A Reliable and Inexpensive Write Cache forDisk I/O Systems.

16. Informed Prefetching and Caching.

17. Practical Prefetching Techniques for Multiprocessor FileSystems.

18. Design Issues of a Cooperative Cache with no CoherenceProblems.

19. Collective Buffering: Improving Parallel I/OPerformance.

V. Parallel File Systems.

20. The Vesta Parallel File System.

21. The Zebra Striped Network File System.

22. PPFS: A High Performance Portable Parallel File System.

23. The Global File System.

24. Serverless Network File Systems.

VI. Parallel I/O Systems.

25. Parallel I/O Subsystems in Massively ParallelSupercomputer.

26. RAID-II: A High-Bandwidth Network File Server.

27. Petal: Distributed Virtual Disks.

28. A Cost-Effective, High-Bandwidth Storage Architecture.

29. RAID-x: A New Distributed Disk Array for I/O-Centric ClusterComputing.

30. Designing a Self-Maintaining Storage System.

31. Modeling and Evaluation of Fibre Channel Storage AreaNetworks.

VII. Parallel I/O Programming Paradigms.

32. Overview of the MPI-IO Parallel I/O Interface.

33. Disk Resident Arrays: An Array-Oriented I/O Library forOut-of-Core Computations.

34. Active Disks: Programming Model, Algorithms andEvaluation.

35. Disk-directed I/O for MIMD Multiprocessors.

VIII. Parallel I/O Applications and Environments.

36. Applications-Driven Parallel I/O.

37. Comparing Multimedia Storage Architectures.

38. High Availability in Clustered Multimedia Servers.

39. An Architecture for a Scalable High-Performance DigitalLibrary.

40. I/O Requirements of Scientific Applications: An EvolutionaryView.

41. Mitra: A Scalable Continuous Media Server.

IX. Emerging Technologies and Future Trends.

42. An Introduction to the InfiniBand Architecture.

43. XML, Hyper-media, and Fortran I/O.

44. I/O Programming Paradigms: Past and Future.

45. Scientific Applications using Parallel I/O.


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