ECE-Seminar: It's the I/O, stupid.
Monday, October 23, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Hung-Wei Tseng, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, NC State University
With massive parallel processing and heterogeneous computing significantly shrinking the computation time but increasing the amount of data movement in the system, the bottleneck of running applications shifts to the I/O. As a result, applications may underutilize system components, especially when the computer needs to deal with a huge amount of data. In this talk, Hung-Wei will introduce his work in improving the data exchange among system components which can speedup database applications by up to 250x. Hung-Wei will also talk about through revisiting the hardware/software interface between data storage and the host computer, we can improve key-value store performance by 2.5x. Hung-Wei will also demonstrate by rethinking the roles of data storage and computing devices inside the computer, we can accelerate general-purpose benchmark applications by 1.39x.