"...collects?articles on high performance mass storage systems,hardware, systems software, applications, history, and futuretrends." (SciTech Book News
, Vol. 26, No. 2, June 2002)
From the Back Cover
The definitive roadmap through the complex and fast-growing fieldof high performance I/O architecture
Today's data-driven high performance computer technologies demandreliable delivery systems that combine high-level computing,storage, I/O, and network communication performance. Due to thegrowth of Internet-driven applications like digital libraries,virtual laboratories, video on demand, e-commerce, web services,and collaborative systems, issues such as storage capacity andaccess speed have become critical in the design of today's computersystems.
High Performance Mass Storage and Parallel I/O fills the need for areadily accessible single reference source on the subject of highperformance, large-scale storage and delivery systems, specificallythe use of Redundant Arrays of Inexpensive Disks (RAID) that areaccessed using parallel input/output (I/O) architecture. Theauthors, all internationally recognized experts in the field, havecombined the best of the current literature on the subject withimportant information on emerging technologies and futuretrends.
Topics covered include:
* Redundant disk array Architecture
* Fault Tolerance Issues in Disk Arrays
* Caching and Prefetching
* Parallel File and I/O Systems
* Emerging Technologies and Future Trends
A valuable resource for both students of computer technology andprofessionals in the field, High Performance Mass Storage andParallel I/O delivers state-of-the-art information that will helptoday's system designers and application developers meet theincreasing demand for high-performance, large-scale storagesystems.