Design and implementation of the wisconsin storage system

@article{Chou1985DesignAI,
  title={Design and implementation of the wisconsin storage system},
  author={Hong-Tai Chou and David J. DeWitt and Randy H. Katz and Anthony C. Klug},
  journal={Software: Practice and Experience},
  year={1985},
  volume={15}
}
We describe the implementation of a flexible data storage system for the UNIX environment that has been designed as an experimental vehicle for building database management systems. The storage component forms a foundation upon which a variety of database systems can be constructed including support for unconventional types of data. We describe the system architecture, the design decisions incorporated within its implementation, our experiences in developing this large piece of software, and… 
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