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Rebuilding for Array Codes in Distributed Storage Systems

Wang, Zhiying and Dimakis, Alexandros G. and Bruck, Jehoshua (2010) Rebuilding for Array Codes in Distributed Storage Systems. California Institute of Technology , Pasadena, CA. (Unpublished)

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In distributed storage systems that use coding, the issue of minimizing the communication required to rebuild a storage node after a failure arises. We consider the problem of repairing an erased node in a distributed storage system that uses an EVENODD code. EVENODD codes are maximum distance separable (MDS) array codes that are used to protect against erasures, and only require XOR operations for encoding and decoding. We show that when there are two redundancy nodes, to rebuild one erased systematic node, only 3=4 of the information needs to be transmitted. Interestingly, in many cases, the required disk I/O is also minimized.

Item Type:Report or Paper (Technical Report)
Bruck, Jehoshua0000-0001-8474-0812
Group:Parallel and Distributed Systems Group
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