Intelligent Storage Systems
The term Intelligent Storage System is a general term used to describe a storage system which has the capability of fully or partially realizing functions that used to be or are usually implemented on host computers.
The idea behind Intelligent Storage Systems may have its origin in the early researches on database machines. Similar ideas have continued to be studied in the academic communities to date, and they have recently been partially applied in commercial storage systems.
The basic ideas of implementing full or partial application code on controller processors of disk drives may be traced back to the database machines which were actively studied in the 1970s and 1980s. The database machine was an approach of special hardware solutions. The early researchers focused on the development of filter processors, which could do selection operations closely to disk drives so as to obtain strong performance...
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