The Aroma Project
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The Aroma Adapters
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Responsiveness Issues
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Aroma's Future
 Measurement Insights
Embedded PC != Desktop PC
  • Embedded processors are designed with different constraints than processors for desktop machines:

    • Low heat dissipation, low power consumption.
  • Remember, performance is not everything, especially in the embedded world.

Flash RAM != Hard Disk
  • Flash RAM disks perform differently from hard disks, especially for large record sizes.
  • Flash RAM disks may not a substitute for hard disks. They may not be appropriate for:

    • Activatable services
    • Persistent objects that change frequently 
    • Databases
    • Virtual memory
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Contact Aroma Project Leader Alden Dima
Last Updated 09 August 2001 by Tony Cincotta