Garth Gibson's History of RAID, Part II -- "And in the Beginning"
Panasas founder and chief scientist, Dr. Garth Gibson, reminisces about his game changing work with RAID in part II of this History of RAID series. He discusses the many technology advances that RAID has fueled since he introduced it in the famous “Berkeley RAID Paper.” He explains that what he and his co-authors were trying to do in the beginning was to make computers faster by making them more parallel. He talks about redundancy and how that important notion evolved. He also outlines the various RAID levels and explains what they mean, how they came about, and the circumstances that made each one a necessary piece of the redundancy landscape.