Introduction to Multiprocessor I/O Architecture [chapter]

David Kotz
1996 The Kluwer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science  
The computational performance of multiprocessors continues to improve b y leaps and bounds, fueled in part by rapid improvements in processor and interconnection technology. I/O performance thus becomes ever more critical, to avoid becoming the bottleneck of system performance. In this paper we p r o vide an introduction to I/O architectural issues in multiprocessors, with a focus on disk subsystems. While we discuss examples from actual architectures and provide pointers to interesting
more » ... in the literature, we do not attempt to provide a comprehensive s u r v ey. W e concentrate on a study of the architectural design issues, and the e ects of di erent design alternatives. 2 Chapter 1 well as for manipulating datasets too large to t in primary memory. T h us, it is imperative that a parallel I/O architecture is provided to support the parallel computational architecture.
doi:10.1007/978-1-4613-1401-1_4 fatcat:zdvyvbg7xrdr3jzuhis5a6vrjy