ReFlex4ARM: Supporting 100GbE Flash Storage Disaggregation on ARM SoC

Appeared as a poster at OCP Future Technologies Symposium 2020.


Flash Disaggregation enables to share flash storage across the data center, improving resource utilization, and reducing the total cost of ownership (TCO). Previous work on flash disaggregation utilized costly server processors leaving significant headroom for optimizing TCO. In this work, we develop a new flash disaggregation system based on a cost-effective and power-efficient ARM-based Smart NIC. This work introduces our architecture and provides a comprehensive evaluation outperforming previous work in TCO by 2.57x. Poster Link

Publication date:
May 2020

Minghao Xie
Chen Qian
Heiner Litz


Available media

Full paper text: PDF
Presentation: slides

Bibtex entry

  author       = {Minghao Xie and Chen Qian and Heiner Litz},
  title        = {{ReFlex4ARM}: Supporting {100GbE} Flash Storage Disaggregation on {ARM} {SoC}},
  howpublished = {Poster in OCP Future Technologies Symposium 2020},
  month        = may,
  year         = {2020},
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