, February 7, 2002
This talk addresses the problems of providing predictable and timely service from storage devices, particularly in scenarios where there is a high level of contention for storage system bandwidth --- file and database servers. The workloads that these systems service also have a large amount of dependency between individual requests; timeliness problems cannot be solved through judicious pre-fetching and caching, unlike multimedia workloads where these techniques perform admirably.
A model of timeliness requirements for storage system traffic is presented, as is an architecture for fulfilling such requirements with low administrative, user and computational overhead.
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