Methods and systems for a storage system

  • US 7,543,177 B2
  • Filed: 02/26/2007
  • Issued: 06/02/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/31/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A storage system, comprising:

  • one or more memory sections, including;

    one or more memory devices having storage locations for storing data, anda memory section controller capable of detecting faults in the memory section and transmitting a fault message in response to the detected faults;

    one or more switches, including;

    one or more interfaces for connecting to one or more external devices;

    a switch controller that executes software, including a routing algorithm; and

    a selectively configurable switch fabric connected to one or more memory sections and the one or more interfaces and interconnecting the memory sections and the one or more interfaces based on the routing algorithm stored in the switch controller; and

    a management system capable of receiving fault messages from the memory section controllers and inactivating the memory section corresponding to the fault message received by changing the routing algorithm, and wherein the management system is further capable of determining and changing the routing algorithm for use by the selectively configurable switch fabric in interconnecting the memory sections and the one or more interfaces, providing the determined routing algorithm to the switch controller, and instructing the switch controller to execute the determined routing algorithm.

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