Unleashing Accelerated Speeds with RAM Drives

Playing with Blocks


At times, it might be necessary to process data at high speeds, and sometimes you can get away with using volatile memory as your backing store. In this article, I looked at the RapidDisk kernel RAM drive module, which not only enables performant block devices, but also makes them shareable across a network of compute nodes.

The Author

Petros Koutoupis is currently a senior performance software engineer at Cray (now HPE) for its Lustre High Performance File System division. He is also the creator and maintainer of the RapidDisk Project (www.rapiddisk.org). Koutoupis has worked in the data storage industry for well over a decade and has helped pioneer the many technologies unleashed in the wild today.

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