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Understanding the Impact of Emerging Non-Volatile Memories on High-Performance, IO-Intensive Computing

Adrian M. Caulfield, Joel Coburn, Todor Mollov, Arup De, Ameen Akel, Jiahua He, Arun Jagatheesan, Rajesh K. Gupta, Allan Snavely, Steven Swanson
2010 2010 ACM/IEEE International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis  
We evaluate several approaches to integrating these memories into computer systems by measuring their impact on IO-intensive, database, and memory-intensive applications.  ...  Index Terms-storage systems, non-volatile memory, IO performance, flash memory, phase change memory, spin-torque transfer memory.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This work was sponsored in part by the National Science Foundation under NSF OCI #0951583 entitled "I/O Modeling EAGER", by NSF OCI #0910847 entitled "Gordon: A Data Intensive Supercomputer  ... 
doi:10.1109/sc.2010.56 dblp:conf/sc/CaulfieldCMDAHJGSS10 fatcat:kb66vm67gvatnpxfsff3jirc6i

Early Evaluation of Intel Optane Non-Volatile Memory with HPC I/O Workloads [article]

Kai Wu, Frank Ober, Shari Hamlin, Dong Li
2018 arXiv   pre-print
MPI collective I/O, and (3) the impact of Optane on the performance of a parallel file system, PVFS2.  ...  High performance computing (HPC) applications have a high requirement on storage speed and capacity.  ...  The 3D XPoint technology is a new class of non-volatile memory that provides unprecedented performance.  ... 
arXiv:1708.02199v2 fatcat:r6mwupfnyzf55exc2erxegzd6i

Performance Evaluation and Modeling of HPC I/O on Non-Volatile Memory [article]

Wei Liu, Kai Wu, Jialin Liu, Feng Chen, Dong Li
2017 arXiv   pre-print
The emerging non-volatile memory (NVM) techniques offer low-latency, high bandwidth, and persistence for HPC applications.  ...  impact of NVM on the performance of collective I/O.  ...  The non-volatility and high performance of NVM blur the line between storage and main memory, hinting at opportunities to overhaul classical IO system and memory hierarchies.  ... 
arXiv:1705.03598v1 fatcat:6cbqhlm24zhclo2qg6v454erpy

Exploring Opportunities for Non-volatile Memories in Big Data Applications [chapter]

Wei Wei, Dejun Jiang, Jin Xiong, Mingyu Chen
2014 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Fortunately, non-volatile memories(NVMs) are emerging with the advanced features of better scalability and lower power leakage.  ...  Designing memory system comprising both DRAM and NVMs requires to understand the memory access behaviors of big data applications.  ...  Introduction Emerging big data applications need to process high volume of data. For instance,Facebook keeps 75% of its non-image data in main memory [1] .  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-13021-7_16 fatcat:uff4aakaofcptn4oiowqtradm4

A limits study of benefits from nanostore-based future data-centric system architectures

Jichuan Chang, Parthasarathy Ranganathan, Trevor Mudge, David Roberts, Mehul A. Shah, Kevin T. Lim
2012 Proceedings of the 9th conference on Computing Frontiers - CF '12  
The adoption of non-volatile memories (NVMs) in system architecture and the growth in data-centric workloads offer exciting opportunities for new designs.  ...  Our limits study demonstrates significant potential of this approach (3-162X improvement in energy delay product) over 2015 baselines, particularly for IO-intensive workloads.  ...  This research was partially supported by the US Department of Energy under Award Number DE -SC0005026. The disclaimer can be found at  ... 
doi:10.1145/2212908.2212915 dblp:conf/cf/ChangRMRSL12 fatcat:nf4htkrtgze4fd2yevuovipzpq

Moneta: A High-Performance Storage Array Architecture for Next-Generation, Non-volatile Memories

Adrian M. Caulfield, Arup De, Joel Coburn, Todor I. Mollow, Rajesh K. Gupta, Steven Swanson
2010 2010 43rd Annual IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Microarchitecture  
Emerging non-volatile memory technologies such as phase change memory (PCM) promise to increase storage system performance by a wide margin relative to both conventional disks and flash-based SSDs.  ...  Moneta array sustain 2.8 GB/s for sequential transfers and 541K random 4 KB IO operations per second (8x higher than a state-of-the-art flash-based SSD).  ...  We present two findings on the impact of non-volatile mem-ory performance and organization on Moneta's performance and energy efficiency.  ... 
doi:10.1109/micro.2010.33 dblp:conf/micro/CaulfieldDCMGS10 fatcat:2uy7xz5hfvfijcobbh45gohflq

SERA-IO: Integrating Energy Consciousness into Parallel I/O Middleware

Rong Ge, Xizhou Feng, Xian-He Sun
2012 2012 12th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing (ccgrid 2012)  
critical for the success of future high-end computing.  ...  With the emerging of large-scale data intensive applications and ever larger and more complex parallel computing systems, intelligent, energy conscious software and runtime systems such as SERA-IO are  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The authors would like to thank the National Science Foundation for sponsoring this work under grants NSF CNS-#1116691.  ... 
doi:10.1109/ccgrid.2012.39 dblp:conf/ccgrid/GeFS12 fatcat:fp2tr4dw4nbhznrif7rvv6fqku

I/O-Aware Deadline Miss Ratio Management in Real-Time Embedded Databases

Woochul Kang, Sang H. Son, John A. Stankovic, Mehdi Amirijoo
2007 28th IEEE International Real-Time Systems Symposium (RTSS 2007)  
Recently, cheap and large capacity non-volatile memory such as flash memory is rapidly replacing disks not only in embedded systems, but also in high performance servers.  ...  Unlike disks, the access time of flash memory is not affected by mechanical parts, thus the access time is highly predictable.  ...  On the contrary, an I/O workload change has high impact on CPU workload as shown in Figure 4 (b).  ... 
doi:10.1109/rtss.2007.19 dblp:conf/rtss/KangSSA07 fatcat:ma5lrb2x4zccjfn7jfr5mavuma

Comparative Analysis of Page Cache Provisioning in Virtualized Environments

Debadatta Mishra, Purushottam Kulkarni
2014 2014 IEEE 22nd International Symposium on Modelling, Analysis & Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems  
Efficient management of system memory plays a critical role in provisioning virtual machines, as it impacts levels of over-commitment and associated application performance.  ...  Different configurations of page cache provisioning are possible, each providing different levels of memory utilization and performance levels.  ...  The write intensiveness nature of the workload also has a differential impact on the different caching combinations.  ... 
doi:10.1109/mascots.2014.35 dblp:conf/mascots/MishraK14 fatcat:irkkfp4ltje5vfroruysrqeuny

Flash storage disaggregation

Ana Klimovic, Christos Kozyrakis, Eno Thereksa, Binu John, Sanjeev Kumar
2016 Proceedings of the Eleventh European Conference on Computer Systems - EuroSys '16  
PCIe-based Flash is commonly deployed to provide datacenter applications with high IO rates.  ...  However, its capacity and bandwidth are often underutilized as it is difficult to design servers with the right balance of CPU, memory and Flash resources over time and for multiple applications.  ...  Acknowledgments We thank Christina Delimitrou, Heiner Litz, and the anonymous reviewers for their valuable feedback.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2901318.2901337 dblp:conf/eurosys/KlimovicKTJK16 fatcat:vtac754qfzerlpwz4ku75n7nf4

Exploring the Behavior of Coherent Accelerator Processor Interface (CAPI) on IBM Power8+ Architecture and FlashSystem 900 [article]

Kaushik Velusamy, Smriti Prathapan, Milton Halem
2019 arXiv   pre-print
We performed Read and Write operations on datasets of size ranging from 1MB to 3TB by varying the number of threads.  ...  We then compared this performance with other heterogeneous storage and memory devices such as NVM, SSD and RAM, without using the CAPI Accelerator in synchronous and asynchronous file IO modes of operations  ...  Acknowledgement We would like to thank Mike Vageline of IBM Cognitive Systems and Software Development for his support on the CAPIFlash -The IBM Data Engine for NoSQL library.  ... 
arXiv:1909.07166v1 fatcat:evjkrajbfneqvmi34d3fs6h6ny

Providing safe, user space access to fast, solid state disks

Adrian M. Caulfield, Todor I. Mollov, Louis Alex Eisner, Arup De, Joel Coburn, Steven Swanson
2012 SIGARCH Computer Architecture News  
Emerging fast, non-volatile memories (e.g., phase change memories, spin-torque MRAMs, and the memristor) reduce storage access latencies by an order of magnitude compared to state-of-the-art flash-based  ...  This improved performance means that software overheads that had little impact on the performance of flash-based systems can present serious bottlenecks in systems that incorporate these new technologies  ...  We would also like to thank the reviewers for their feedback and suggestions and the Xilinx University Program for their support. This work was supported by NSF awards CCF-1018672 and OCI-0910847.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2189750.2151017 fatcat:diyttz27d5harogj3wegw5w6qe

Minerva: Accelerating Data Analysis in Next-Generation SSDs

Arup De, Maya Gokhale, Rajesh Gupta, Steven Swanson
2013 2013 IEEE 21st Annual International Symposium on Field-Programmable Custom Computing Machines  
Emerging non-volatile memory (NVM) technologies have DRAM-like latency with storage-like density, offering unique capability to analyze large data sets significantly faster than flash or disk storage.  ...  Index Terms-storage systems, non-volatile memory, solidstate drive, I/O performance, flash memory, phase-change memory, spin-transfer torque memory, FPGA, Virtex-5 and big data applications.  ...  Emerging fast, byte-addressable non-volatile memory (NVM) technologies, such as phase-change memory (PCM) [5] approach DRAM-like performance with the additional benefits of lower power consumption and  ... 
doi:10.1109/fccm.2013.46 dblp:conf/fccm/DeGGS13 fatcat:evpojvcnybdbdb6q6aftstu6pi

Form Follows Function -- Do algorithms and applications challenge or drag behind the hardware evolution? [article]

Tobias Weinzierl
2016 arXiv   pre-print
We summarise some of the key statements made at the workshop Form Follows Function at ISC High Performance 2016.  ...  The summary highlights what type of co-design the presented projects experience; often in the absence of an explicit co-design agenda.  ...  Acknowledgements Tobias appreciates the support received from the European Unions Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 671698 (ExaHyPE).  ... 
arXiv:1607.02835v1 fatcat:dmn5reyiibh5xg7vm2w7uyhofy

Client-side Flash Caching for Cloud Systems

Dulcardo Arteaga, Ming Zhao
2014 Proceedings of International Conference on Systems and Storage - SYSTOR 2014  
Client-side flash-based caching has the potential to improve the performance of cloud VM storage by employing flash storage available on the client-side of the storage system to exploit the locality inherent  ...  in VM IOs.  ...  Although the non-volatile nature of flash storage allows writes to be served directly from the cache, how to synchronize the cache with the server has implications on both IO performance and data durability  ... 
doi:10.1145/2611354.2611372 dblp:conf/systor/ArteagaZ14 fatcat:43i3xpwdbnfxhnlez2d4kjcr2m
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