Exact minimum-repair-bandwidth cooperative regenerating codes for distributed storage systems

Kenneth W. Shum, Yuchong Hu
2011 2011 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory Proceedings  
In order to provide high data reliability, distributed storage systems disperse data with redundancy to multiple storage nodes. Regenerating codes is a new class of erasure codes to introduce redundancy for the purpose of improving the data repair performance in distributed storage. Most of the studies on regenerating codes focus on the single-failure recovery, but it is not uncommon to see two or more node failures at the same time in large storage networks. To exploit the opportunity of
more » ... pportunity of repairing multiple failed nodes simultaneously, a cooperative repair mechanism, in the sense that the nodes to be repaired can exchange data among themselves, is investigated. A lower bound on the repair-bandwidth for cooperative repair is derived and a construction of a family of exact cooperative regenerating codes matching this lower bound is presented.
doi:10.1109/isit.2011.6033778 dblp:conf/isit/ShumH11 fatcat:bsqcq72y7jauxdi6krp3sundea