07702850 is referenced by 11 patents and cites 169 patents.

A topology independent storage array. In a preferred embodiment the topology of the array is reconfigurable due to information control packets passed among storage nodes comprising the array. The topology of the array, as determine by the relationship between data sets stored within the array's storage nodes and storage maps of the storage node, can be reconfigured without requiring a complete duplication of the entire array. In especially preferred embodiments, the topology of the storage array follows a Z-10 or a Z-110 configuration where storage devices store one or more mirrored parts of a data set per storage device.

Title
Topology independent storage arrays and methods
Application Number
11/173765
Publication Number
7702850 (B2)
Application Date
July 1, 2005
Publication Date
April 20, 2010
Inventor
Charles William Frank
Irvine, 92620
CA, US
Thomas Earl Ludwig
San Clemente, 92673
CA, US
Agent
Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt P C
IPC
G06F 12/06
View Original Source