The parallel I/O architecture of the High Performance Storage System (HPSS)

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Rapid improvements in computational science, processing capability, main memory sizes, data collection devices, multimedia capabilities and integration of enterprise data are producing very large datasets (10s-100s of gigabytes to terabytes). This rapid growth of data has resulted in a serious imbalance in I/O and storage system performance and functionality. One promising approach to restoring balanced I/O and storage system performance is use of parallel data transfer techniques for client access to storage, device-to-device transfers, and remote file transfers. This paper describes the parallel I/O architecture and mechanisms, Parallel Transport Protocol, parallel FIP, and parallel client Application Programming Interface (API) used ... continued below

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Watson, R.W. & Coyne, R.A. February 1, 1995.

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  • Watson, R.W. Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)
  • Coyne, R.A. IBM Federal Systems Co., Houston, TX (United States)

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Rapid improvements in computational science, processing capability, main memory sizes, data collection devices, multimedia capabilities and integration of enterprise data are producing very large datasets (10s-100s of gigabytes to terabytes). This rapid growth of data has resulted in a serious imbalance in I/O and storage system performance and functionality. One promising approach to restoring balanced I/O and storage system performance is use of parallel data transfer techniques for client access to storage, device-to-device transfers, and remote file transfers. This paper describes the parallel I/O architecture and mechanisms, Parallel Transport Protocol, parallel FIP, and parallel client Application Programming Interface (API) used by the High Performance Storage System (HPSS). Parallel storage integration issues with a local parallel file system are also discussed.

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  • 14. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) symposium on mass storage systems, Monterey, CA (United States), 11-14 Sep 1995

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  • Other: DE95007126
  • Report No.: UCRL-JC--119772
  • Report No.: CONF-950985--1
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 81112
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc737652

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Watson, R.W. & Coyne, R.A. The parallel I/O architecture of the High Performance Storage System (HPSS), article, February 1, 1995; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc737652/: accessed November 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.