Disaster Recovery Codes : Increasing Reliability with Large-stripe Erasure Correcting Codes
Our goal is to increase the reliability of systems that currently mirror data for protection without impacting performance or space overhead. To this end, we propose the use of large parity codes across two-way mirrored reliability groups. The secondary reliability groups are defined across an arbitrarily large set of mirrored groups, necessitating a small amount of non-volatile RAM for parity. Since each parity element is stored in non-volatile RAM, our scheme drastically increases the mean time to data loss without impacting overall system performance.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007 at 12:30 PM