Evaluating the Performance of Two Disk-Offload Architectures for Application-Caching Middleware

Main-memory caching is a well-known technique for improving application performance. However, the caching requirements of certain workloads exceed even modern main-memory capacity. Disk-offload can be an effective technique for such caching scenarios. In this paper, we present two disk-offload caching architectures, evaluate their performance, and draw conclusions as to their relative effectiveness.

By: Avraham Leff, James T. Rayfield, Tom Gissel, Ben Parees

Published in: RC25239 in 2011


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