Reliability and Performance of Parallel Disks

  title={Reliability and Performance of Parallel Disks},
  author={Azer Bestavros and Danny Chen},
Recently, parallel disk systems have emerged as a potential solution for achieving ultra-high capacity, performance and reliability at a reasonably low cost. This emerging technology is likely to have a great impact on the market of data-storage devices for mainframe computers and large database systems [Zachary:89]. The basic idea is to disperse (or stripe data blocks over a number of small and cheap physical disks. Accessing these disks in parallel guarantees a linear speedup in the transfer… CONTINUE READING
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