Towards SSD-Ready Enterprise Platforms

Provided by: VLD Digital
Topic: Hardware
Format: PDF
High-performance Solid State Disks (SSDs) deliver a 2 - 3 orders of magnitude increase in I/O Operations Per Second (IOPS) over Hard Disk Drives (HDDs). Extreme-performance SSDs can produce up to 120,000 IOPS for random-access reads, taking as few as eight direct-attached SSDs to reach one million IOPS. However, today's multi-core platforms have long been optimized for HDDs, leading to the question: are platforms ready to deliver such extreme IOPS to the application? To this end, the authors provide measurements aimed to expose the correct optimizations necessary to deliver such performance.

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