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Author Frank, H.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©1969
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Abstract A major limitation for time-sharing systems is the time delay encountered in transferring records between central “fast” memory and peripheral memory devices. In this paper the transfer characteristics of disk storage devices are considered. Expected seek time and expected rotational latency are taken as measures of performance for the disk. The following aspects of disk files and their behavior are considered: the speed profile of the positioning mechanism and its effect on seek time; effects of the probability distribution of information stored on tracks; track overflow of records; dynamic queuing strategies; reduction of rotation time by buffered read techniques; and strategies for using multiple-arm devices.
ISSN 00045411
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1969-10-01
Publisher Place New York
e-ISSN 1557735X
Journal Journal of the ACM (JACM)
Volume Number 16
Issue Number 4
Page Count 19
Starting Page 602
Ending Page 620

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