File-System-Level Storage Tiering for Faster Application Launches on Logical Hybrid Disks

@article{Ryu2016FileSystemLevelST,
  title={File-System-Level Storage Tiering for Faster Application Launches on Logical Hybrid Disks},
  author={Junhee Ryu and Dongeun Lee and Changhee Han and Heonshik Shin and Kyungtae Kang},
  journal={IEEE Access},
  year={2016},
  volume={4},
  pages={3688-3696}
}
Application launch times can be reduced by using low-capacity solid-state drives (SSDs) in combination with the conventional magnetic hard disk drives (HDDs). We propose a storage tiering scheme for a logically integrated hybrid disk that eliminates the requirement to store a block-mapping table on the SSDs, as well as the need to access this table for every I/O: these characteristics distinguish our scheme from most other SSD caching and driver-level tiering schemes. A heuristic identifies the… CONTINUE READING