The Architectural Costs of Streaming I/O: A Comparison of Workstations, Clusters, and SMPs

@inproceedings{ArpaciDusseau1998TheAC,
  title={The Architectural Costs of Streaming I/O: A Comparison of Workstations, Clusters, and SMPs},
  author={Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau and Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau and David E. Culler and Joseph M. Hellerstein and David A. Patterson},
  booktitle={HPCA},
  year={1998}
}
We investigate resource usage while performing streaming I/O by contrasting three architectures, a single workstation, a cluster, and an SMP, under various I/O benchmarks. We derive analytical and empiricallybased models of resource usage during data transfer, examining the I/O bus, memory bus, network, and processor of each system. By investigating each resource in detail, we assess what comprises a wellbalanced system for these workloads. We find that the architectures we study are not well… CONTINUE READING

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