Impact of Failure on Interconnection Networks for Large Storage Systems
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Overview: A robust network interconnection is essential to achieve high bandwidth, low latency and reliable delivery during data transfers. However, failures such as temporary link outages and node crashes are inevitable. This research paper discusses the impact of potential failures on network interconnections in very large-scale storage systems and analyze the trade-offs among several storage network topologies by simulations. The authors in this paper suggest that a good interconnect topology be essential to fault-tolerance of a petabyte-scale storage system.