[Beowulf] Re: failure trends in a large disk drive population

Eric Thibodeau kyron at neuralbs.com
Wed Feb 21 10:55:49 PST 2007

> >
> > Dangling meat in front of the bears, eh?  Well...
> Hey Justin.  Are you going to stay in NC and move to the new facility as
> they build it?
> Let me add one general question to David's.
> How did they look for predictive models on the SMART data?  It sounds
> like they did a fairly linear data decomposition, looking for first
> order correlations.  Did they try to e.g. build a neural network on it,
> or use fully multivariate methods (ordinary stats can handle it up to
> 5-10 variables).
> This is really an extension of David's questions below.  It would be
> very interesting to add variables to the problem (if possible) until the
> observed correlations resolve (in sufficiently high dimensionality) into
> something significantly predictive.  That would be VERY useful.
>      rgb

RGB, good idea, apply clustering/GA/MOGA analisys techniques to all of this data. Now the question is, will we ever get access to this data? ;)

poke--> Justin

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