Shiqin Yan, Huaicheng Li, Mingzhe Hao, and Michael Hao Tong, University of Chicago; Swaminathan Sundararaman, Parallel Machines; Andrew A. Chien and Haryadi S. Gunawi, University of Chicago
TTFLASH is a “tiny-tail” flash drive (SSD) that eliminates GC-induced tail latencies by circumventing GCblocked I/Os with four novel strategies: plane-blocking GC, rotating GC, GC-tolerant read, and GC-tolerant flush. It is built on three SSD internal advancements: powerful controllers, parity-based RAIN, and capacitorbacked RAM, but is dependent on the use of intra-plane copyback operations. We show that TTFLASH comes significantly close to a “no-GC” scenario. Specifically, between 99–99.99th percentiles, TTFLASH is only 1.0 to 2.6× slower than the no-GC case, while a base approach suffers from 5–138× GC-induced slowdowns.
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