Adaptive control of pre-fetching
Abbreviated Journal Title
RAID; real-time processing; pre-fetching algorithm; DISK; Computer Science, Hardware & Architecture; Computer Science, Theory &; Methods
Redundant arrays of independent disks (RAID) remain the mass storage medium of choice for real-time processing and information storage and retrieval. This paper proposes new adaptive pre-fetching algorithms for RAID systems using "life-time function analysis of programs". The life-time function approach allows us to derive an inequality which allows us to determine when pre-fetching can be effective. This inequality relates the changes in disk transfer times to the changes in inter-page fault times with the ratio of disk transfer time to page fault time. We then use this inequality to design and adaptive pre-fetching strategies, and to propose a practical implementation. Simulation experiments to evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed approach are carried out. The analytical approach based on a single process execution model is extended to a multiprogramming environment using a queuing network model, as well as to a simpler approach using a "parallel processing" approximation. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Article; Proceedings Paper
"Adaptive control of pre-fetching" (2001). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 8011.