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Asymptotically Optimal Regenerating Codes Over Any Field

Raviv, Netanel (2018) Asymptotically Optimal Regenerating Codes Over Any Field. IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, 64 (11). pp. 7178-7187. ISSN 0018-9448. doi:10.1109/TIT.2018.2815537.

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The study of regenerating codes has advanced tremendously in recent years. However, most known constructions require large field size and, hence, may be hard to implement in practice. By restructuring a code construction by Rashmi et al. , we obtain two explicit families regenerating codes. These codes approach the cut-set bound as the reconstruction degree increases and may be realized over any given finite field if the file size is large enough. Essentially, these codes constitute a constructive proof that the cut-set bound does not imply a field size restriction, unlike some known bounds for ordinary linear codes. The first construction attains the cut-set bound at the MBR point asymptotically for all parameters, whereas the second one attains the cut-set bound at the MSR point asymptotically for low-rate parameters. Even though these codes require a large file size, this restriction is trivially satisfied in most conceivable distributed storage scenarios, that are the prominent motivation for regenerating codes.

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Additional Information:© 2018 IEEE. Manuscript received September 10, 2017; revised February 28, 2018; accepted March 4, 2018. Date of publication March 13, 2018; date of current version October 18, 2018. N. Raviv was supported in part by the Israeli Science Foundation, Jerusalem, Israel, under Grant 10/12, in part the IBM Ph.D. Fellowship, and in part by the Mitacs organization, through the Globalink Israel-Canada Innovation Initiative. This research was done while the author was a visiting student at the University of Toronto, under the supervision of Prof. F. Kschischang. This paper is a part of his Ph.D. dissertation that was submitted to the Technion under the supervision of Prof. T. Etzion. This paper was presented at the 2017 International Symposium on Information Theory.
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Subject Keywords:Regenerating codes, distributed storage systems, extension fields
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Official Citation:N. Raviv, "Asymptotically Optimal Regenerating Codes Over Any Field," in IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 64, no. 11, pp. 7178-7187, Nov. 2018. doi: 10.1109/TIT.2018.2815537
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