Technology Trends

This page describes a number of technology trends that impact computer architects in general, and file system designers in particular.

These trends motivate the xFS file system. Here's the xFS home page.

As part of this study, I gathered historical information about disk and memory performance and prices. I examined advertisements in Byte magazine to determine when different hardware was available and to determine its cost over time. The information for disks and memory is available here.

The impact of trends in technology on file system design.

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