TRIP: Temporal Redundancy Integrated Performance Booster for Parity-Based RAID Storage Systems

Parity redundancy is widely employed in RAID-structured storage systems to protect against disk failures. However, the small-write problem has been a persistent root cause of the performance bottleneck of such parity-based RAID systems, due to the additional parity update overhead upon each write operation. In this paper, the authors propose a novel RAID architecture, TRIP, based on the conventional parity-based RAID systems. TRIP alleviates the small-write problem by integrating and exploiting the temporal redundancy (i.e., snapshots and logs) that commonly exists in storage systems to protect data from soft errors while boosting write performance.

Provided by: Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers Topic: Storage Date Added: Jan 2011 Format: PDF

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