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Design and research on a multi-protocol RAID
Author(s): Can-hao Pei; Dong-jian Luo; Cheng-feng Zhang; Wei Wu
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Paper Abstract

With the rapid development of massive storages, traditional RAID of single-protocol is increasingly unable to satisfy the various demands of users. For the purpose of keeping down the investment of storages, we propose a multi-protocol RAID that utilizes existing storage devices. The multi-protocol RAID achieves the integration of storage via managing the disks of different interfaces. This paper presents a framework of multi-protocol RAID and a prototype implementation of it, i.e., the proposed multi-protocol approach can not only unify the storage devices of different types, but also provide different access channels (e.g. iSCSI, FC) to manage the heterogeneous RAID system, thus achieving the goal of centralized management. Our function tests validate the feasibility and flexibility of the proposed RAID system. The comparison tests indicate that the multi-protocol RAID can attain even higher performance than that of the single-protocol RAID, especially the aggregated bandwidth.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 March 2009
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 7125, Eighth International Symposium on Optical Storage and 2008 International Workshop on Information Data Storage, 71251S (19 March 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.822639
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Can-hao Pei, Wuhan National Lab. for Optoelectronics, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Dong-jian Luo, Wuhan National Lab. for Optoelectronics, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Cheng-feng Zhang, Wuhan National Lab. for Optoelectronics, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Wei Wu, Wuhan National Lab. for Optoelectronics, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7125:
Eighth International Symposium on Optical Storage and 2008 International Workshop on Information Data Storage
Fuxi Gan, Editor(s)

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