Accession Number : ADA461303
Title : On Correlated Failures in Survivable Storage Systems
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.
Corporate Author : CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA SCHOOL OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
Personal Author(s) : Bakkaloglu, Mehmet ; Wylie, Jay J ; Wang, Chenxi ; Ganger, Gregory R
Report Date : May 2002
Pagination or Media Count : 38
Abstract : The design of survivable storage systems involves inherent trade-offs among properties such as performance, security, and availability. A toolbox of simple and accurate models of these properties allows a designer to make informed decisions. This report focuses on availability modeling. We describe two ways of extending the classic model of availability with a single correlation parameter to accommodate correlated failures. We evaluate the efficacy of the models by comparing their results with real measurements. We also show the use of the models as design decision tools: we analyze the effects of availability and correlation on the ordering of data distribution schemes and we investigate the placement of related files.
Descriptors : *DATA STORAGE SYSTEMS , MATHEMATICAL MODELS , COMPUTER FILES , ELECTRONIC SECURITY , AVAILABILITY
Subject Categories : Operations Research
Computer Systems Management and Standards
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE