Exploiting I/O reordering and I/O interleaving to improve application launch performance

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Application prefetchers improve application launch performance through either I/O reordering or I/O interleaving. However, there has been no proposal to combine the two techniques together,missing the opportunity for further optimization. We present a new application prefetching technique to take advantage of both the approaches. We evaluated our method with a set of applications to demonstrate that it reduces cold start application launch time by 50%, which is an improvement of 22% from the I/O reordering technique.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8
JournalACM Transactions on Storage
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2017

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was supported by Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education (NRF-2015R1D1A1A01058311). Sangsoo Park is the corresponding author.

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© 2017 ACM 1553-3077/2017/02-ART2 $15.00.


  • Application launch performance
  • I/O interleaving
  • I/O reordering
  • Prefetching


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