My dissertation

I finished on my dissertation in May 1997 on modeling storage systems.

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My disk model

I developed an analytic performance model of a SCSI disk that determines the service time of a request in a workload-specific method. The inputs into the model are the workload use patterns and a specification of the disk. Two implementations of the model are available: in Tcl, and in C, along with the multiple disk model.

Uses of the disk model

One use of such my model is self-managing, self-configuring storage systems. These types of storage systems are discussed in an MSIO paper and OSDI work-in-progress paper.

Extensions to the disk model

I might have done some (prehaps unpublished) work on the following extensions to the disk model: