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Author Itai, Alon ♦ Raz, Yoav
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Abstract The number of buffers required for sequential processing of disk files is investigated with the assumption that there is a single user served by two processors: one reads blocks from the disk into buffers in main memory, while the other processor processes the buffers. If processing is faster than reading, then two buffers suffice. However, if processing is slower, using only two buffers does not guarantee minimum completion time. The minimal required number of buffers is calculated in this article.
Description Affiliation: Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel (Itai, Alon) || Digital Equipment Corporation, Marlboro, MA (Raz, Yoav)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-08-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Communications of the ACM (CACM)
Volume Number 31
Issue Number 11
Page Count 5
Starting Page 1338
Ending Page 1342


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Source: ACM Digital Library