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    Network File Server Performance in a University Environment - A Case Study

    Workloads of network file server disk IO subsystems have very different characteristics than ob- served in timesharing or local IO systems described in the literature. In this study, we provide a detailed analysis of both disk and network workload traces collected from Novell NetWare network file servers. We characterize file server disk and network traffic and give insights into access pat- terns; we also consider the relationship between network and disk throughput. Measurements and statistics presented will aid designers and managers in designing and tuning network file servers and their disk subsystems. Our results can be used by analysts to parameterize synthetic models for file server and server subsystem studies.

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    Analysis of Disk Workloads in Network File Server Environments (CMG 95)

    Workloads of network file server disk IO subsystems have very different characteristics than observed in time sharing or local IO systems described in the literature. In this study we provide a detailed analysis of disk workload traces collected from network file servers. Our results characterize file server disk traffic and give insights into file server disk access patterns. Measurements and statistics presented in this paper will aid designers and managers in developing and tuning disk subsystems for network file servers. Moreover, our results can be used by analysts to parameterize synthetic workloads for server subsystem studies.

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    Sun 386i ("Roadrunner") Frequently Asked Questions

    This FAQ describes the Sun386i computer, common problems, solutions, software available, hardware available, and almost anything else people on the sun386i mailing list have discussed over the past few years. Please feel free to make your own contributions and help fix any bugs.

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    Network File Server Performance in a University Environment - A Case Study (Proposal)

    Background and Definition

    Novell’s NetWare file server software product is widely used. At this university alone there are over 20 Novell NetWare file servers, servicing over 300 personal computers. These computers reside both in general access student microcomputer labs and in faculty and staff offices. The servers are used to provide access to shared applications and shared data. Microcomputers in the student labs are diskless clients, using the file server for nearly all disk resources. The performance of the file server in this environment is paramount to creating an efficient computing environment.

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