Breaking the I/O Bottleneck with the CRAY Solid-State Storage Device

  • Kent P. Misegades
Part of the Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics book series (NNFM, volume 12)


The use of the CRAY Solid-state Storage Device as a secondary memory device for large-scale problems in computational fluid dynamics is reported. The high data transfer rate and low access time of the SSD essentially eliminates the I/O-wait penalty. Hardware details, user impact (minimal, the SSD is used like a conventional disk drive), several examples of its use, and the relative performance of I/O types are discussed.


Computational Fluid Dynamic Main Memory Delta Wing Wall Clock Time Secondary Memory 
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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kent P. Misegades
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  1. 1.Cray Research, Inc.Mendota HeightsUSA

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