Data Protection Techniques in Large Storage Systems
Mon., Jan 27, 2014
4:00 - 5:00 PM
521 Cory Hall (Hogan Room)
Speaker: Dr. Itzhak (Zachi) Tamo

Title: Data Protection Techniques in Large Storage Systems

Affiliation: University of Maryland, Department of Electrical Computer Engineering and Institute for Systems Research

Abstract: Today’s new “information age” is defined by exponential growth of the amount of data generated daily. Large data centers and distributed storage systems are becoming more widespread, and they play an increasing role in our everyday computational tasks. As a result, computer and system architecture research is facing new challenges. One such challenge is the task of restoring data lost due to disk failures, known as the repair problem. Classical codes like the Reed-Solomon ones are sub-optimal for distributed environments since their poor performance during the repair process. I will present several state-of-the-art constructions that form significantly better solutions for the repair problem. The differences between the constructions and their limitations will also be discussed.

Bio: Itzhak Tamo is a postdoctoral associate at the University of Maryland in the ECE department advised by Prof. Alexander Barg. He received his Ph.D. in 2013 from the ECE department at Ben-Gurion Univeristy (BGU), Israel. In 2008 he received his B.A. and B.Sc. degrees from the Mathematics Department and the ECE. Department, respectively, also at BGU. His research interests include: Storage systems and devices, coding theory, computer systems design, and fault tolerance.
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