Exposing and Exploiting Internal Parallelism in MEMS-based Storage (CMU-CS-03-125)

@inproceedings{Schlosser2003ExposingAE,
  title={Exposing and Exploiting Internal Parallelism in MEMS-based Storage (CMU-CS-03-125)},
  author={Steven W. Schlosser},
  year={2003}
}
MEMS-based storage has interesting access parallelism fea tur s. Specifically, subsets of a MEMStore’s thousands of tips can be used in parallel, and the particular subset can be dynamically chosen. This paper describes how such access parallelism can be exposed to system software, with m inimal changes to system interfaces, and utilized cleanly for two classes of applications. First, background tasks ca n utilize unused parallelism to access media locations with no impact on foreground… CONTINUE READING