Dec. 11, 1997 to Dec. 13, 1997
D. Raskovic , Dept. of Comput. Eng., Belgrade Univ., Serbia
V. Milutinovic , Dept. of Comput. Eng., Belgrade Univ., Serbia
The paper presents solutions for an element of the cluster that will be primarily used as a scalable storage product for a collection of mainframes. Existing storage solutions either employ server attached disks: where the problem is the number of I/O slots, or are specially designed products where the problem is the lack of standards. The essence of both proposed solutions is the introduction of the file usage locality concept, together with methods and techniques to exploit it. The first solution is based on the standard SMP architecture, while the second one employs the DSM architecture as the basic building block of a cluster product.
shared memory systems; I/O scheduling methods; scalable storage products; mainframes; server attached disks; I/O slots; specially designed products; standards; file usage locality concept; standard SMP architecture; DSM architecture; cluster product
D. Raskovic, V. Milutinovic, "New architectures and I/O scheduling methods for scalable storage products", ICPADS, 1997, Parallel and Distributed Systems, International Conference on, Parallel and Distributed Systems, International Conference on 1997, pp. 14, doi:10.1109/ICPADS.1997.652524