Reliability of Modular Mesh-Connected Intelligent Storage Brick Systems
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Overview: A key objective of the IBM Intelligent Bricks project is to create a highly reliable system from commodity components. By delaying service actions, possibly for the entire lifetime of the system, management of the system is simplified. This paper examines the hardware reliability and deferred maintenance of Intelligent Storage Brick (ISB) systems assuming a mesh-connected collection of bricks in which each brick includes processing power, memory, networking, and storage.