Techniques for ubiquitous reliable data storage

Gilroy, Michael (2007) Techniques for ubiquitous reliable data storage. EngD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

This portfolio thesis documents the work undertaken by the author under the auspices of the Engineering Doctorate (EngD) programme. The research work undertaken was completed at the sponsoring company, A2E Limited. There is a wide range of products and solutions to meet both commercial and personal electronic storage needs. This work documents research and development over a four year period into algorithms, implementations and product development for novel storage solutions for commercial and personal use. The design work and technical and business objectives were guided by the sponsoring company, A4E limited. This portfolio thesis considers the storage market at the start of the project, the commercial and technical aspects relevant to this market place and describes the development and testing of a RAID 6 algorithm in both hardware and software. The key contributions presented in this portfolio thesis include the implementation of the smallest and fastest FPGA based Reed-Solomon RAID 6 hardware accelerator. We also present the first commercial implementation of a Reed-Solomon RAID 6 intellectual property (IP) block. Both the hardware and software implementation are discussed in detail along with the supporting IP blocks and device drivers. Documentation of the product development stages and additional project work carried out to provide an understanding of product development stages and the requirements placed during such work are also examined. the results of testing and implementation are considered and the performance of the proposed solution is considered along with the commercial viability and success of the project.

Item Type: Thesis (EngD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Colleges/Schools: College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering
Funder's Name: UNSPECIFIED
Supervisor's Name: Supervisor, not known
Date of Award: 2007
Depositing User: Angi Shields
Unique ID: glathesis:2007-4431
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2013 13:16
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2013 15:06
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/4431

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