Storage resource managers: Middleware components for gridstorage

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The amount of scientific data generated by simulations orcollected from large scale experiments have reached levels that cannot bestored in the researcher's workstation or even in his/her local computercenter. Such data are vital to large scientific collaborations dispersedover wide-area networks. In the past, the concept of a Gridinfrastructure [1]mainly emphasized the computational aspect ofsupporting large distributed computational tasks, and optimizing the useof the network by using bandwidth reservation techniques. In this paperwe discuss the concept of Storage Resource Managers (SRMs) as componentsthat complement this with the support for the storage management of largedistributed datasets. The access to data is becoming ... continued below

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Shoshani, Arie; Sim, Alex & Gu, Junmin August 18, 2005.

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The amount of scientific data generated by simulations orcollected from large scale experiments have reached levels that cannot bestored in the researcher's workstation or even in his/her local computercenter. Such data are vital to large scientific collaborations dispersedover wide-area networks. In the past, the concept of a Gridinfrastructure [1]mainly emphasized the computational aspect ofsupporting large distributed computational tasks, and optimizing the useof the network by using bandwidth reservation techniques. In this paperwe discuss the concept of Storage Resource Managers (SRMs) as componentsthat complement this with the support for the storage management of largedistributed datasets. The access to data is becoming the main bottleneckin such "data intensive" applications because the data cannot bereplicated in all sites. SRMs can be used to dynamically optimize the useof storage resource to help unclog this bottleneck.

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  • Report No.: LBNL--48998
  • Grant Number: DE-AC02-05CH11231
  • DOI: 10.2172/924825 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 924825
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc900433

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Shoshani, Arie; Sim, Alex & Gu, Junmin. Storage resource managers: Middleware components for gridstorage, report, August 18, 2005; Berkeley, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc900433/: accessed December 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.