Calibration of a Queueing Model of RAID Systems
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Overview: A recent queueing-based modelling methodology of RAID systems compared the mean disk access times of the two most common variants, RAID0-1 and RAID5, as well as a multi-RAID system in which they coexist. Accesses to multiple disks occur concurrently for each logical (user) request and complete only when every disk involved has completed. The models therefore needed to estimate the mean value of the maximum of the individual disk response times, each of which is modelled by the waiting time of an M/G/1 queue.