Optimal Design of Linear Storage Hierarchies

  title={Optimal Design of Linear Storage Hierarchies},
  author={Kishor S. Trivedi and Timothy M. Sigmon},
  journal={J. ACM},
The performance-oriented design of linear storage hierarchies whtch are operating m muluprogramming environments ~s constdered An opt~mtzaUon model is superimposed upon an exponential queuing network model of the hterarchy, yteldmg a problem whose objectwe is to maxlmme throughput subject to a cost constraint. The dects~on variables are the speeds and capacmes of the various memory levels. It is shown that any local optimum is indeed a globally opumal solution to the problem. Several specml… CONTINUE READING