Additional Participants

Research Assistant

Zhao Cai

Undergraduate Student

Aman Maskay

Partner Organization

Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China

Project Period

September 1, 2009-December 31, 2013

Level of Access

Open-Access Report

Grant Number

4900 / 0916663

Submission Date



The main goal of this project is to improve the performance and energy efficiency of I/O (Input/Output) operations of large-scale cluster computing platforms.

The major activities include:

1) characterize the memory access workloads;
2) investigate the new and emerging new storage and memory devices, such as SSD and PCM, on I/O performance.
(3) study energy-efficient buffer and cache replacement algorithms,
(4) leveraging SSD as a new caching device to improve the energy efficiency and performance of I/O performance

Manuscript Number

MS584_2014_ZHU_DC Small