Regenerating Code uses Rate-matching to Improve Retrieval from Hostile Networks

 

Executive Summary

 

A combination of two new regenerating algorithms increases the ability to recover information in a hostile network. This layered approach yields a more efficient and reliable way of detecting and correcting malicious nodes.

 

Description of Technology

 

In a hostile network, conventional regeneration codes struggle to restore corrupt nodes and reconstruct original files. MSU researchers have developed two new code regenerating algorithms to improve the recovery rate of critical data in a malicious network.  When combined, the 2-layer and m-layer rate-matching regenerating codes significantly increase storage capacity and error correction rates in an adversarial environment.

 

Key Benefits

  • 50% improvement of error correction
  • 70% increase in storage efficiency
  • Flexible trade-off between network bandwidth and storage capacity
  • Improved Cyber-Security by detecting data corruption from malicious nodes
  • Information Security Absent of Key-Based Encryption

 

Applications

  • Cloud Storage Services
  • Cyber-Security Services for Distributed Systems

 

Patent Status:

 

Patent Pending

 

Licensing Rights Available

 

Full license rights available

 

Inventors: Dr. Jian Ren, Jian Li, Dr. Tongtong Li

 

Tech ID: TEC2016-0157

 

Patent Information:

For Information, Contact:

Raymond DeVito
Technology Manager
Michigan State University
devitora@msu.edu
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