Sunday, April 15, 2007

RAID 5 and Other Stories

How does RAID 5 actually work? It might have implications on distributed computing architectures.

Parity, Hamming codes, distance-based checks, CRCs and polynomial codes of construction, error-correcting codes (ECC, the same stuff used for computer RAM memory and hard drives), TCP/IP:

Interesting article on the effect of enclosures on the reliability of hard drive storage:

Interesting link on nanotech from my brother:

Cool link of the week (or whatever):

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