Operating system implications of solid-state mobile computers

R. Caceres, F. Douglis, Kai Li, B. Marsh

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

10 Scopus citations

Abstract

Trends in storage technology indicate that future notebook, palmtop, and smaller mobile computers will contain battery-backed DRAM as primary storage and direct-mapped hash memory as secondary storage, but no disk. All storage will offer uniform, random access read times through a single-level 64-bit address space. The paper explores the operating system implications of this storage organization. The system should exploit the benefits of having all data reside in fast memory. It can do away with much of the data duplication and related data movement that take place in conventional organizations. The system also needs to hide the limitations of flash memory: Write access times higher than read access times, the need to erase memory before rewriting it, and a limited number of write cycles in the lifetime of the device. It needs to limit write traffic to flash memory and avoid writing repeatedly to the same area of flash memory. These steps will increase performance, improve space utilization, and prolong the life of flash memory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of IEEE 4th Workshop on Workstation Operating Systems, WWOS 1993
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages21-27
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)0818640006, 9780818640001
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993
Event4th IEEE Workshop on Workstation Operating Systems, WWOS 1993 - Napa, United States
Duration: Oct 14 1993Oct 15 1993

Publication series

NameProceedings of IEEE 4th Workshop on Workstation Operating Systems, WWOS 1993

Conference

Conference4th IEEE Workshop on Workstation Operating Systems, WWOS 1993
CountryUnited States
CityNapa
Period10/14/9310/15/93

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Software

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Operating system implications of solid-state mobile computers'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Caceres, R., Douglis, F., Li, K., & Marsh, B. (1993). Operating system implications of solid-state mobile computers. In Proceedings of IEEE 4th Workshop on Workstation Operating Systems, WWOS 1993 (pp. 21-27). [348178] (Proceedings of IEEE 4th Workshop on Workstation Operating Systems, WWOS 1993). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/WWOS.1993.348178