We introduce a family of balanced locally repairable codes (BLRCs) $[n, k, d]$ for arbitrary values of $n$, $k$ and $d$. Similar to other locally repairable codes (LRCs), the presented codes are suitable for applications that require a low repair locality. The novelty that we introduce in our construction is that we relax the strict requirement the repair locality to be a fixed small number $l$, and we allow the repair locality to be either $l$ or $l+1$. This gives us the flexibility to construct BLRCs for arbitrary values of $n$ and $k$ which partially solves the open problem of finding a general construction of LRCs. Additionally, the relaxed locality criteria gives us an opportunity to search for BLRCs that have a low repair locality even when double failures occur. We use metrics such as a storage overhead, an average repair bandwidth, a Mean Time To Data Loss (MTTDL) and an update complexity to compare the performance of BLRCs with existing LRCs.
- Pub Date:
- July 2016
- Computer Science - Information Theory;
- Computer Science - Distributed;
- and Cluster Computing
- Accepted for presentation at International Symposium on Turbo Codes and Iterative Information Processing 2016