With the growing number of devices connected to the Cloud/Internet, data is being generated from many different sources including smartphones, tablets, and Internet of Things devices. The demand for storage is growing every year. The combination of the Intel® Xeon® processor family and the Intel® Intelligent Storage Library (Intel® ISA-L) can provide developers with the tools to process data securely and quickly and even reduce storage space requirements.
In China, Intel collaborated with Qihoo 360 Technology Company Ltd to integrate Intel ISA-L into their storage solution. This resulted in a 10x performance increase and two-thirds reduction in required storage space. Read the case study.
Intel® ISA-L provides the tools to help accelerate and optimize storage on Intel® architecture (IA) for everything from small office NAS appliances up to enterprise storage systems. The functions provided in this library help with storage recoverability, data integrity, data security, and faster data compression mechanisms. This article provides a high level functional overview of Intel ISA-L.
Intel ISA-L provides the following collection of functions for use in storage applications:
Depending on the platform capability, Intel ISA-L can run on various Intel® processor families. Improvements are obtained by speeding up the computations through the use of the following instruction sets:
Intel® ISA-L also includes unit tests, performance tests and samples written in C which can be used as usage examples.
Additional development information:
See the Intel ISA-L API reference manual for more details.
For developers who are interested in using the Intel ISA-L, the open source version (limited to Erasure Code functions) is available at 01.org.
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