Exploring system challenges of ultra-low latency solid state drives

Sungjoon Koh, Changrim Lee, Miryeong Kwon, Myoungsoo Jung

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Abstract

We quantitatively characterize performance behaviors of a real ultra-low latency (ULL) SSD archive by using a real 800GB Z-SSD prototype, and analyze system-level challenges that the current storage stack exhibits. Specifically, our comprehensive empirical evaluations and studies demonstrate i) diverse performance analyses of the ULL SSD, including a wide range of latency and queue examinations, ii) I/O interference characteristics, which are considered as one of the great performance bottlenecks of modern SSDs, and iii) efficiency and challenge analyses of a polling-based I/O service (newly added into Linux 4.4 kernel) by comparing it with conventional interrupt-based I/O services. In addition to these performance characterizations, we discuss several system implications, which are required to take a full benefit of ULL SSD in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jan 1
Event10th USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Storage and File Systems, HotStorage 2018, co-located with USENIX ATC 2018 - Boston, United States
Duration: 2018 Jul 92018 Jul 10

Conference

Conference10th USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Storage and File Systems, HotStorage 2018, co-located with USENIX ATC 2018
CountryUnited States
CityBoston
Period18/7/918/7/10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Information Systems
  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Koh, S., Lee, C., Kwon, M., & Jung, M. (2020). Exploring system challenges of ultra-low latency solid state drives. Paper presented at 10th USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Storage and File Systems, HotStorage 2018, co-located with USENIX ATC 2018, Boston, United States.