Compiler-directed file layout optimization for hierarchical storage systems

Wei Ding, Yuanrui Zhang, Mahmut Kandemir, Seung Woo Son

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Abstract

File layout of array data is a critical factor that effects the behavior of storage caches, and has so far taken not much attention in the context of hierarchical storage systems. The main contribution of this paper is a compiler-driven file layout optimization scheme for hierarchical storage caches. This approach, fully automated within an optimizing compiler, analyzes a multi-threaded application code and determines a file layout for each disk-resident array referenced by the code, such that the performance of the target storage cache hierarchy is maximized. We tested our approach using 16 I/O intensive application programs and compared its performance against two previously proposed approaches under different cache space management schemes. Our experimental results show that the proposed approach improves the execution time of these parallel applications by 23.7% on average.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2012 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, SC 2012
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Event2012 24th International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, SC 2012 - Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Duration: Nov 10 2012Nov 16 2012

Publication series

NameInternational Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, SC
ISSN (Print)2167-4329
ISSN (Electronic)2167-4337

Other

Other2012 24th International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, SC 2012
CountryUnited States
CitySalt Lake City, UT
Period11/10/1211/16/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Software

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    Ding, W., Zhang, Y., Kandemir, M., & Son, S. W. (2012). Compiler-directed file layout optimization for hierarchical storage systems. In 2012 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, SC 2012 [6468469] (International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, SC). https://doi.org/10.1109/SC.2012.35