Chapter 3. Host Hardware Evolution

This chapter covers the following key topics:

  • A blue square is shown. Advancements in Compute: Explains how the dramatic increase in processing power and the introduction of multicore CPUs make the server more powerful than the traditional storage controllers. Different terminology is covered, such as physical CPUs, virtual core, logical core, and virtual CPUs.

  • A blue square is shown. Evolution in Host Bus Interconnect: Covers the introduction of fast speed buses such as the PCIe bus and the adoption of protocols such as NVMe that are well suited for handling ...

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