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High performance network and channel-based storageIn the traditional mainframe-centered view of a computer system, storage devices are coupled to the system through complex hardware subsystems called input/output (I/O) channels. With the dramatic shift towards workstation-based computing, and its associated client/server model of computation, storage facilities are now found attached to file servers and distributed throughout the network. We discuss the underlying technology trends that are leading to high performance network-based storage, namely advances in networks, storage devices, and I/O controller and server architectures. We review several commercial systems and research prototypes that are leading to a new approach to high performance computing based on network-attached storage.
Document ID
19920010018
Document Type
Contractor Report (CR)
Authors
Katz, Randy H. (California Univ. Berkeley, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
September 1, 1991
Subject Category
COMPUTER OPERATIONS AND HARDWARE
Report/Patent Number
NASA-CR-189965
NAS 1.26:189965
UCB/CSD-91/650
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAG2-591
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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