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Distributed Computing

Volume 6343 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 401-403

Brief Announcement: Flash-Log – A High Throughput Log

  • Mahesh BalakrishnanAffiliated withLancaster UniversityMicrosoft Corporation
  • , Philip A. BernsteinAffiliated withLancaster UniversityMicrosoft Corporation
  • , Dahlia MalkhiAffiliated withLancaster UniversityMicrosoft Corporation
  • , Vijayan PrabhakaranAffiliated withLancaster UniversityMicrosoft Corporation
  • , Colin ReidAffiliated withLancaster UniversityMicrosoft Corporation

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Introduction

Modern storage solutions, such as non-volatile solid-state devices, offer unprecedented speed of access over high-bandwidth interconnects. An array of flash memory chips attached directly to a 1-10 GB fiber switch can support up to 100K page writes per second. While no single host can drive such throughput, the combined power of a large group of clients, accessing the shared storage over a common interconnect, can utilize the system at full capacity.