Active Disk Meets Flash: A Case for Intelligent SSDs

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Provided by: Carnegie Mellon University
Topic: Storage
Format: PDF
The intelligent Solid-State Drives (iSSDs) allow execution of limited application functions (e.g., data filtering or aggregation) on their internal hardware resources, exploiting SSD characteristics and trends to provide large and growing performance and energy efficiency benefits. Most notably, internal flash media bandwidth can be significantly (2 - 4 or more) higher than the external bandwidth with which the SSD is connected to a host system, and the higher internal bandwidth can be exploited within an iSSD.
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