Moving Large Data Sets Over High-Performance Long Distance Networks

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In this project we look at the performance characteristics of three tools used to move large data sets over dedicated long distance networking infrastructure. Although performance studies of wide area networks have been a frequent topic of interest, performance analyses have tended to focus on network latency characteristics and peak throughput using network traffic generators. In this study we instead perform an end-to-end long distance networking analysis that includes reading large data sets from a source file system and committing large data sets to a destination file system. An evaluation of end-to-end data movement is also an evaluation of the ... continued below

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Hodson, Stephen W; Poole, Stephen W; Ruwart, Thomas & Settlemyer, Bradley W April 1, 2011.

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In this project we look at the performance characteristics of three tools used to move large data sets over dedicated long distance networking infrastructure. Although performance studies of wide area networks have been a frequent topic of interest, performance analyses have tended to focus on network latency characteristics and peak throughput using network traffic generators. In this study we instead perform an end-to-end long distance networking analysis that includes reading large data sets from a source file system and committing large data sets to a destination file system. An evaluation of end-to-end data movement is also an evaluation of the system configurations employed and the tools used to move the data. For this paper, we have built several storage platforms and connected them with a high performance long distance network configuration. We use these systems to analyze the capabilities of three data movement tools: BBcp, GridFTP, and XDD. Our studies demonstrate that existing data movement tools do not provide efficient performance levels or exercise the storage devices in their highest performance modes. We describe the device information required to achieve high levels of I/O performance and discuss how this data is applicable in use cases beyond data movement performance.

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  • Report No.: ORNL/TM-2011/40
  • Grant Number: DE-AC05-00OR22725
  • DOI: 10.2172/1016604 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1016604
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc841238

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Hodson, Stephen W; Poole, Stephen W; Ruwart, Thomas & Settlemyer, Bradley W. Moving Large Data Sets Over High-Performance Long Distance Networks, report, April 1, 2011; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc841238/: accessed December 15, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.