[Beowulf] follow up on SSD caching
prentice.bisbal at rutgers.edu
Mon Feb 18 08:02:13 PST 2013
On 02/18/2013 06:05 AM, Igor Kozin wrote:
> Intel Introduces Cache Acceleration Software
> It would be interesting to know if anyone had a success with it
> especially in the context of parallel file systems.
> The earlier discussion on the list may have been directly provoked by
> the news. If so apologies that I missed the connection.
Negative. My original post was not motivated by this. I was motivated by
just a 'what-if' line of thinking.
I just skimmed this press release, but this sounds similar to LSI's
CacheCade product which Dell is offering in it's PERC H700 card,
Fuision-io's directCache, or LSI's Nytro products
My ideas was client-based caching of a parallel filesystem, which has a
significant flaw. One of those flaws that everyone overlooks, but when
someone finally brings up, seems amazingly obvious: cache coherency.
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