How Your Data Gets to Your SSD – Exploring the Hardware/Software Stack

Presented by

Tom West, President, hyperI/O LLC and Eden Kim, CEO, Calypso Systems

About this talk

Review of how disk I/O operations pass through the I/O software/hardware stack and how this traversal can impact I/O performance, including I/O performance testing. The major components of the I/O stack are briefly discussed along with several basic examples of how I/O operations can move through the stack. Applicability to the SNIA Solid State Storage Performance Test Specification (PTS) is also highlighted.

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