The ever increasing need for I/O bandwidth will be met with ever larger arrays of disks. These arrays require redundancy to protect against data loss. This paper examines alternative choices for encodings, or codes, that reliably store information in disk arrays. Codes are selected to maximize mean time to data loss or minimize disks containing redundant data, but are all constrained to minimize performance penalties associated with updating information or recovering from catastrophic disk failures. We show codes that give highly reliable data storage with low redundant data overhead for arrays of 1000 information disks.
Coding Techniques for Handling Failures in Large Disk Arrays
Full Collection Name
Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences Technical Reports
The Engineering Library
Researchers may make free and open use of the UC Berkeley Library’s digitized public domain materials. However, some materials in our online collections may be protected by U.S. copyright law (Title 17, U.S.C.). Use or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use (Title 17, U.S.C. § 107) requires permission from the copyright owners. The use or reproduction of some materials may also be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, privacy and publicity rights, or trademark law. Responsibility for determining rights status and permissibility of any use or reproduction rests exclusively with the researcher. To learn more or make inquiries, please see our permissions policies (https://www.lib.berkeley.edu/about/permissions-policies).