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For some class meetings, readings will be assigned. Usually, these readings will consist of relevant technical papers, articles or instructor-prepared notes. Paper copies of assigned readings and notes will be provided in class and online. However, please note that online versions of the readings are only available when accessed from a 128.2.* (CMU) IP address or a local-only CMU IP address.

The readings listed should be read BEFORE class on the assigned day.

December 7: Evolution of Google FS

Guest Speaker: Larry Greenfield, Google

November 28: Deduplicating Storage Systems

Guest Speaker: R. Hugo Patterson II, Distinguished PDL Alumni
Co-founder and CTO, Datrium; former CTO, Data Domain (acquired by EMC)

November 21 (Gibson guest lecture): LSM and B-trees in storage

November 16 (L17): AFS In Depth

November 14 (L16): More reliability techniques

November 9 (L15): Data protection

November 7 (L14): Parallel File Systems

October 31 (L13): Storage for data-intensive computing

October 24 (L12): Multi-server Distributed file systems

October 19 (L11): Distributed file systems and NAS Interfaces

October 5 (L10): Disk array systems

October 3 (L9): Disk array organization

September 28 (L8): Journaling FSs

Same as Sept 26 readings.

September 26 (L6): Caching and FS integrity

September 21 (L7): Potpourri

September 19 (L5): File system organization

September 14 (L4): File system storage layout

It may be useful to read the September 19 (L5) readings for more overview of file systems, to help in building background for this day's readings.

September 12 (L3): Disk drive operation and characteristics

August 31 (L2): Flash Storage

August 29 (L1): Introduction to 746 and Storage performance metrics

This first meeting will be more than just organizational in nature. Of course, we will discuss how the class is going to work and what will (and won't) be covered. See the 15-746/18-746 overview for a recap of the general information. We will also dive into the course by discussing storage performance metrics. Even though you likely won't have read them before class, there are readings associated with Lecture 1: