Accession Number : ADP008280

Title :   Spectral Hole-Burning in the Storage Hierarchy,

Corporate Author : IBM RESEARCH DIV SAN JOSE CA

Personal Author(s) : Hoyt, Roger F.

Report Date : 22 MAY 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : Rapid storage and retrieval of information is a key factor in the design and performance of present-day computers. For example, nearly all sectors of the business world (banks, airlines, insurance companies, etc.) now critically rely on computer storage subsystems to provide efficient 'on-line' service to their customers. World-wide, computer storage industry revenues are well over $40B a year and growing. In addition to applications in so called high-end mainframe systems, storage peripherals also play important roles in the mid-range and low end. This last category, which has clearly emerged since 1980, has fostered the growth of new companies who solely develop and manufacture storage devices for workstation, personal computer and lap-top computer applications.

Descriptors :   *DATA STORAGE SYSTEMS, *OPTICAL STORAGE, *HIERARCHIES, INFORMATION PROCESSING, SPECTRA, MEMORY DEVICES, COMPUTERS, INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, ACCESS TIME, COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE, ONLINE SYSTEMS, WORK STATIONS, DATA PROCESSING.

Subject Categories : Computer Hardware
      Information Science
      Optics
      Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE