Proceedings of 37th Conference on Foundations of Computer Science (1996)

Burlington, VT

Oct. 14, 1996 to Oct. 16, 1996

ISBN: 0-8186-7594-2

pp: 540

T. Kimbrel , Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Eng., Washington Univ., Seattle, WA, USA

A.R. Karlin , Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Eng., Washington Univ., Seattle, WA, USA

ABSTRACT

The authors consider algorithms for integrated prefetching and caching in a model with a fixed-size cache and any number of backing storage devices (disks). Previously, the single disk case was considered by Cao et al. (1995). They show that the natural extension of their aggressive algorithm to the parallel disk case is suboptimal by a factor near the number of disks in the worst case. The main result is a new algorithm, reverse aggressive, with near-optimal performance in the presence of multiple disks.

INDEX TERMS

magnetic disc storage; algorithms; near-optimal parallel prefetching/caching; integrated prefetching/caching; fixed-size cache; model; backing storage devices; parallel disk case; reverse aggressive algorithm; near-optimal performance; multiple disks

CITATION

A. Karlin and T. Kimbrel, "Near-optimal parallel prefetching and caching,"

*Proceedings of 37th Conference on Foundations of Computer Science(FOCS)*, Burlington, VT, 1996, pp. 540.

doi:10.1109/SFCS.1996.548513

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