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Prefetching into smart-disk caches for high performance media servers

P. Triantafillou, S. Harizopoulos
Proceedings IEEE International Conference on Multimedia Computing and Systems  
This paper presents techniques, which exploit recent magnetic disk-drive technological developments (such as the existence of embedded drive-level caches and powerful controllers, and the ever-increasing transfer rates). It contributes prefetching techniques into host-and drivelevel caches to improve the maximum number of continuous data streams that a drive can support. We show how our techniques can achieve significant pegormance improvements while guaranteeing the uninterrupted display of
more » ... upted display of the continuous data. In addition, despite our techniques' utilization of drive-level caches, the performance improvements do rwt come at the expense of additional cache memory (at the host andor the drive). Given current technology trends, the benefits of our techniques are expected to become even greater.
doi:10.1109/mmcs.1999.779252 dblp:conf/icmcs/TriantafillouH99 fatcat:kpckcpsiffdypc3e2tfxiqmyty