Scale Awarded New Storage Patent
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Scale Computing, Inc., Indianapolis, IN, has been assigned a patent (9,348,526) developed by White, Philip Andrew, and Hsieh, Hank T., San Francisco, CA, for a “placement engine for a block device.”
The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: ”A system, method, and computer program product are provided for implementing a reliable placement engine for a block device. The method includes the steps of tracking one or more parameters associated with a plurality of real storage devices, RSDs, generating a plurality of RSD objects in a memory associated with a first node, generating a virtual storage device, (VSD) object in the memory, and selecting one or more RSD objects in the plurality of RSD objects based on the one or more parameters. Each RSD object corresponds to a particular RSD in the plurality of RSDs. The method also includes the step of, for each RSD object in the one or more RSD objects, allocating a block of memory in the RSD associated with the RSD object to store data corresponding to a first block of memory associated with the VSD object.“
The patent application was filed on March 28, 2014 (14/229,748).
Not the most exciting thing for IT professionals, but we are pretty excited about the work done and that it has been recognized with a patent.
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@scale Only took 1 year and 3 months? Geesh.
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