Without a file system, modern computers would not operate. At some point, all I/O and most data on a computer finds its way into a file system — making it one of the most indispensable system software components.
File systems have always been designed for a disk-drive-centric storage environment. It’s a fundamental paradigm that has existed since the beginning of computing. But the world is changing. As we confront unprecedented amounts of data, much of it in real-time, there is a shift from disk-centric to memory-centric computing. We can reliably predict, with the cost of system memory decreasing, that memory for both storage and compute will be the exact same thing.
This shift to memory-centric computing requires an entirely new file and storage system. And that’s where Tachyon comes in to play. MORE