Since the invention of microprocessors around 1970, CPU performance improvement together with the Instruction Level Parallelism (ILP) had been the main focus of the computer industry. Currently, ILP seemed to have reached its limits, and together with the problem of power consumption and heat dissipation, there emerged the multi-core era. ...Download Now
As the speed gap between CPU and I/O is getting wider and wider, I/O latency plays a more important role to the overall system performance than it used to be. Prefetching consecutive data blocks within individual files has been explored to hide, at least partially, the I/O latency. Unfortunately, this ...Download Now
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