Margo Seltzer, Harvard University – November 2010

Margo_Seltzer.gifSimulation Analysis of Server-side Flash Cache

Project proposes to investigate whether it is feasible and beneficial to use server-side flash as a write-through cache to improve system performance or whether it is only practical to implement such caches on a write-back basis. A preliminary study comparing a variety of cache write-back policies suggest that a write-through cache is feasible and is certainly simpler in a number of directions. With this project, a more thorough and comprehensive answer to this and related questions will be sought.