Electrical Engineering
      and Computer Sciences

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

UC Berkeley

Silverback: A Global-Scale Archival System

Hakim Weatherspoon, Chris Wells, Patrick R. Eaton, Ben Y. Zhao and John D. Kubiatowicz

EECS Department
University of California, Berkeley
Technical Report No. UCB/CSD-01-1139
March 2001

http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/2001/CSD-01-1139.pdf

The rise of ubiquitous computing has created a need for wide-area durable storage. We propose a model and interface for such an archival system, that stores data in a durable, verifiable, available, and self-maintainable manner. We argue that such a system can be created by using novel techniques of erasure codes, secure hashing, and decentralized wide-area location infrastructures to distribute fragments across the wide-area on an arbitrary set of servers. This model allows files to remain available even as servers fail. Finally, we implement Silverback, a prototype archival system using the model that we developed, and measure its performance.


BibTeX citation:

@techreport{Weatherspoon:CSD-01-1139,
    Author = {Weatherspoon, Hakim and Wells, Chris and Eaton, Patrick R. and Zhao, Ben Y. and Kubiatowicz, John D.},
    Title = {Silverback: A Global-Scale Archival System},
    Institution = {EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley},
    Year = {2001},
    Month = {Mar},
    URL = {http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/2001/5212.html},
    Number = {UCB/CSD-01-1139},
    Abstract = {The rise of ubiquitous computing has created a need for wide-area durable storage. We propose a model and interface for such an archival system, that stores data in a durable, verifiable, available, and self-maintainable manner. We argue that such a system can be created by using novel techniques of erasure codes, secure hashing, and decentralized wide-area location infrastructures to distribute fragments across the wide-area on an arbitrary set of servers. This model allows files to remain available even as servers fail. Finally, we implement Silverback, a prototype archival system using the model that we developed, and measure its performance.}
}

EndNote citation:

%0 Report
%A Weatherspoon, Hakim
%A Wells, Chris
%A Eaton, Patrick R.
%A Zhao, Ben Y.
%A Kubiatowicz, John D.
%T Silverback: A Global-Scale Archival System
%I EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley
%D 2001
%@ UCB/CSD-01-1139
%U http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/2001/5212.html
%F Weatherspoon:CSD-01-1139