Saba Ahmadian

Saba Ahmadian
Sharif University of Technology | SHARIF · Department of Computer Engineering

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To help reliability of SSD arrays, Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) are commonly employed. However, the conventional reliability models of HDD RAID cannot be applied to SSD arrays, as the nature of failures in SSDs are different from HDDs. Previous studies on the reliability of SSD arrays are based on the deprecated SSD failure data, and...
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In this paper, we propose an Efficient Two-Level I/O Caching Architecture (ETICA) for virtualized platforms that can significantly improve I/O latency, endurance, and cost (in terms of cache size) while preserving the reliability of write-pending data blocks. As opposed to previous one-level I/O caching schemes in virtualized platforms, our propose...
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In this paper, we propose an Efficient Two-Level I/O Caching Architecture (ETICA) for virtualized platforms that can significantly improve I/O latency, endurance, and cost (in terms of cache size) while preserving the reliability of write-pending data blocks. As opposed to previous one-level I/O caching schemes in virtualized platforms, our propose...
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Emergence of Solid-State Drives (SSDs) have evolved the data storage industry where they are rapidly replacing Hard Disk Drives (HDDs) due to their superiority in performance and power. Meanwhile, SSDs have reliability issues due to bit errors, bad blocks, and bad chips. To help reliability, Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) configuration...
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In this paper, we present a comprehensive analysis investigating the reliability of SSD-based I/O caching architectures used in enterprise storage systems under power failure and high-operating temperature. We explore variety of SSDs from top vendors and investigate the cache reliability in mirrored configuration. To this end, we first develop a ph...
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I/O caching techniques are widely employed in enterprise storage systems in order to enhance performance of I/O intensive applications in large-scale data centers. Due to higher performance compared to Hard Disk Drives (HDDs) and lower price and nonvolatility compared to Dynamic Random-Access Memories (DRAM), Flash-based Solid-State Drives (SSDs) a...
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In recent years, high interest in using Virtual Machines (VMs) in data centers and cloud computing has significantly increased the demand for high-performance data storage systems. A straightforward approach to providing a high-performance storage system is using Solid-State Drives (SSDs). Inclusion of SSDs in storage systems, however, imposes sign...
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In recent years, enterprise Solid-State Drives (SSDs) are used in the caching layer of high-performance servers to close the growing performance gap between processing units and storage subsystem. SSD-based I/O caching is typically not effective in workloads with burst accesses in which the caching layer itself becomes the performance bottleneck be...
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In recent years, high interest in using Virtual Machines (VMs) in data centers and cloud computing has significantly increased the demand for high-performance data storage systems. A straightforward approach to providing a high-performance storage system is using Solid-State Drives (SSDs). Inclusion of SSDs in storage systems, however, imposes sign...
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In recent years, high interest in using Virtual Machines (VMs) in data centers and cloud computing has significantly increased the demand for high-performance data storage systems. A straightforward approach to providing a high-performance storage system is using Solid-State Drives (SSDs). Inclusion of SSDs in storage systems, however, imposes sign...
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In recent years, high interest in using Virtual Machines (VMs) in data centers and Cloud computing has significantly increased the demand for high-performance data storage systems. Recent studies suggest using SSDs as a caching layer for HDD-based storage subsystems in virtualization platforms. Such studies neglect to address the endurance and cost...
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Solid-State Drives (SSDs) are recently employed in enterprise servers and high-end storage systems in order to enhance performance of storage subsystem. Although employing high speed SSDs in the storage subsystems can significantly improve system performance, it comes with significant reliability threat for write operations upon power failures. In...
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Energy reduction in embedded processors is a must since most embedded systems run on batteries and processor energy reduction helps increase usage time before needing a recharge. Register files are among the most power consuming parts of a processor core. Register file power consumption mainly depends on its size (height as well as width), especial...