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Papers Relating to Traces

[Harter11] Tyler Harter, Chris Dragga, Michael Vaughn, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau.
A File is Not a File: Understanding the I/O Behavior of Apple Desktop Applications.
Department of Computer Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison. 2011.

[Ellard03b] Daniel Ellard, Margo Seltzer.
NFS Tricks and Benchmarking Traps.
Proceedings of the FREENIX Technical Conference, San Antonio, Texas. June, 2003.

[Ellard03a] Daniel Ellard, Jonathan Ledlie, Pia Malkani, Margo Seltzer.
Passive NFS Tracing of Email and Research Workloads.
Proceedings of the Second Annual USENIX File and Storage Technologies Conference, pp. 203-216, San Francisco, CA. March, 2003.

[Roselli00] Drew Roselli, Jacob R. Lorch, Thomas E. Anderson.
A Comparison of File System Workloads.
Proceedings of the 2000 USENIX Technical Conference, pp. 44 - 54. San Diego, CA. June, 2000.

[Vogels99] Werner Vogels.
File system usage in Windows NT 4.0.
Proceedings of the 17th Symposium on Operating System Principles, pp. 93 - 109. Kiawah Island Resort, SC. December, 1999.

[Douceur99] John R. Douceur, William J. Bolosky.
A Large-Scale Study of File-System Contents.
Proceedings of SIGMETRICS '99, pp. 59 - 70. Atlanta, GA. May, 1999.

[Kuenning97] Geoffrey H. Kuenning and Gerald J. Popek.
Automated Hoarding for Mobile Computers.
Proceedings of the 16th ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles, St. Malo, France, October 5-8, 1997.

[Uysal97] Mustafa Uysal, Anurag Acharya, Joel Saltz.
Requirements of I/O Systems for Parallel Machines: An Application-driven Study.
Technical Report, CS-TR-3802, University of Maryland, College Park. May 1997.

[Mummert96] L. Mummert, M. Satyanarayanan.
Long Term Distributed File Reference Tracing: Implementation and Experience.
Software - Practice and Experience, Vol. 26, No. 6, pp. 705 - 736. June, 1996.

[Blackwell95] Trevor Blackwell, Jeffrey Harris, Margo Seltzer.
Heuristic Cleaning Algorithms in Log-Structured File Systems.
Proceedings of the 1995 USENIX Technical Conference, pp. 277 - 288. New Orleans, LA. January, 1995.

[Griffioen94] Jim Griffioen, Randy Appleton.
Reducing File System Latency using a Predictive Approach.
Proceedings of the Summer 1994 USENIX Technical Conference, pp. 197 - 207. Boston, MA. June, 1994.

[Chiang93] Chi-ming Chiang, Matt W. Mutka.
Characteristics of User File Usage Patterns.
Systems and Software, Vol. 23, No. 3, pp. 257 - 268. December, 1993.

[Ruemmler93] Chris Ruemmler, John Wilkes.
UNIX Disk Access Patterns.
Proceedings of the Winter 1993 USENIX Technical Conference, pp. 405 - 420. San Diego, CA. January, 1993.

[Ramakrishnan92] K.K. Ramakrishnan, Prabuddha Biswas, Ramakrishna Karedla.
Analysis of File I/O Traces in Commercial Computing Environments.
Proceedings of SIGMETRICS '92, pp. 78 - 90. Newport, RI. June, 1992.

[Roselli98] Drew Roselli, Thomas E. Anderson.
Characteristics of File System Workloads.
University of California Berkeley Computer Science Division Technical Report UCB//CSD-98-1029. 1992.

[Shirriff92] Ken Shirriff, John K. Ousterhout.
A Trace-Driven Analysis of Name and Attribute Caching in a Distributed System.
Proceedings of the Winter 1992 USENIX Technical Conference, pp. 315 - 332. San Francisco, CA. January, 1992.

[Miller91] Ethan L. Miller, Randy H. Katz.
Input/Output Behavior of Supercomputing Applications.
Proceedings of the 1991 Conference on Supercomputing, pp. 567 - 576. Albuquerque, NM. November, 1991.

[Baker91] M. Baker, J. Hartman, M. Kupfer, K. Shirriff, and J. Ousterhout.
Measurements of a Distributed File System.
Proceedings of the 13th ACM Symposium of Operating Systems Principles, pp. 198 - 212. October 1991.

[Bozman91] G.P. Bozman, H.H. Ghannad, E.D. Weinberger.
A trace-driven study of CMS file references.
IBM Journal of Research and Development, Vol. 35, No. 5/6, pp. 815 - 828. September/November, 1991.

[Bennet91] J. Michael Bennet, Michael A. Bauer, David Kinchlea.
Characteristics of Files in NFS Environments.
Proceedings of the 1991 ACM Symposium on Small Systems, pp. 33 - 40. 1991.

[Biswas90] P. Biswas, K.K. Ramakrishnan.
File Access Characterization of VAX/VMS Environments.
Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, pp. 227 - 234. Paris, France. May, 1990.

[Floyd86] Rick Floyd.
Short-Term File Reference Patterns in a UNIX Environment.
University of Rochester Computer Science Technical Report #177. March, 1986.

[Ousterhout85] J. Ousterhout, H. Costa, D. Harrison, J. Kunze, M. Kupfer, J. Thompson.
A Trace-Driven Analysis of the UNIX 4.2BSD File System.
Proceedings of the 10th Symposium on Operating System Principles, pp. 15 - 24. Orcas Island, WA. December, 1985.

[Satyanarayanan81] M. Satyanarayanan.
A Study of File Sizes and Functional Lifetimes.
Proceedings of the 8th Symposium on Operating System Principles, pp. 96 - 108. Pacific Grove, CA. December, 1981.

[Smith81] A. J. Smith.
Analysis of Long Term File Reference Patterns for Application to File Migration Algorithms.
IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, Vol SE-7, No. 4, pp. 403 - 417. July, 1981.

Publications That Cite iotta.snia.org

The following publications cite iotta.snia.org as a source of trace data used in their research. They are organized in reverse chronological order. This list attempts to be comprehensive but is not complete; feel free to contact us to suggest additional entries.


[Anderson et al., 2010]
Eric Anderson, Christopher Hoover, and Xiaozhou Li. New algorithms for file system cooperative caching. In Proceedings of the 18th IEEE International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems, Miami Beach, FL, August 2010. (doi:10.1109/MASCOTS.2010.59)
[Hu et al., 2010]
Jian Hu, Hong Jiang, Lei Tian, and Lei Xu. PUD-LRU: An erase-efficient write buffer management algorithm for flash memory SSD. In Proceedings of the 18th IEEE International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems, Miami, FL, August 2010. IEEE. (doi:10.1109/MASCOTS.2010.16)
[Kang et al., 2010]
Yangwook Kang, Jingpei Yang, and Ethan L. Miller. Efficient storage management for object-based flash memory. In Proceedings of the 18th IEEE International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems, pages 407–409, Miami Beach, FL, August 2010. IEEE.
[Pereira da Cunha Silva, 2010]
Thiago Emmanuel Pereira da Cunha Silva. Políticas de alocação e migração de arquivos em sistemas de arquivos distribuídos para redes locais. Master's thesis, Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Campina Grande, Paraíba, Brazil, July 2010.
[Mohan, 2010]
Vidyabhushan Mohan. Modeling the physical characteristics of NAND flash memory. Master's thesis, University of Virginia, May 2010.
[Pereira et al., 2010]
Thiago Emmanuel Pereira, Jonhnny Weslley Silva, Alexandro Soares, and Francisco Brasileiro. BeeFS: A cheaper and naturally scalable distributed file system for corporate environments. In Proceedings of the 28th Brazilian Symposium on Computer Networks and Distributed Systems (SBRC), Gramado, Brazil, May 2010.
[Oprea and Juels, 2010]
Alina Oprea and Ari Juels. A clean-slate look at disk scrubbing. In Proceedings of the 8th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies, San Jose, CA, February 2010.
[Riska and Riedel, 2009]
Alma Riska and Erik Riedel. Evaluation of disk-level workloads at different time-scales. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Workload Characterization, Austin, TX, October 2009. (doi:10.1109/IISWC.2009.5306787)
[Sankar and Vaid, 2009]
Sriram Sankar and Kushagra Vaid. Storage characterization for unstructured data in online services applications. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Workload Characterization, Austin, TX, October 2009. (doi:10.1109/IISWC.2009.5306786)
[Dingle and Harder, 2009]
Nicholas J. Dingle and Uli Harder. Analysis of storage system activity. In Proceedings of the 25th UK Performance Engineering Workshop, pages 39–48, Leeds, UK, July 2009.

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