Sorrento: Toward a Self-Organizing Storage Cluster
The goal of the Sorrento project is to build a self-organizing storage system upon the cluster architecture, with emphases on four aspects: programmability, manageability, performance, and availability.
Clusters provide a cost-effective computing platform, and incremantal scalability. Sorrento is built upon the cluster architecture and aims to provide more efficient usage of storage devices and I/O bandwidth.
Sorrento is designed for cluster applications that need to access large amounts of data and whose working set does not fit into the memory. Internet services, data mining, stream-media services are among the applications that can benefit from such a system.
This project is partially supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. EIA-0080134, CCF-0234346, ACIR-0082666, and 0086061 and by Ask.com. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.