Optimized adoption of NVM storage by considering workload characteristics

Jisun Kim, Hyokyung Bahn

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This paper presents an optimized adoption of NVM for the storage system of heterogeneous applications. Our analysis shows that a bulk of I/O does not happen on a single storage partition, but it is varied significantly for different application categories. In particular, journaling I/O accounts for a dominant portion of total I/O in DB applications like OLTP, whereas swap I/O accounts for a large portion of I/O in graph visualization applications, and file I/O accounts for a large portion in web browsers and multimedia players. Based on these observations, we argue that maximizing the performance gain with NVM is not obtained by fixing it as a specific storage partition but varied widely for different applications. Specifically, for graph visualization, DB, and multimedia player applications, using NVM as a swap, a journal, and a file system partitions, respectively, performs well. Our optimized adoption of NVM improves the storage performance by 10-61%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Semiconductor Technology and Science
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2017

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Basic Science Research program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korea government (MSIP) (No. 2016R1A2B4015750) and ICT R&D program of MSIP/IITP (R-20160904-004151).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2017, Institute of Electronics Engineers of Korea. All rights reserved.


  • File system
  • Journaling
  • Non-volatile memory
  • Storage system
  • Swap device


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