Connecting Disk Arrays Directly to the Grid

Frank Wang, Sining Wu, Yuhui Deng, Na Helian, Steve Thompson, I Johnson, D Milward, R Maddock, Yike Guo, Jean Bacon, J Xiong, N Sun

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We have historically seen Network-attached Storage (NAS) replacing traditional server-attached storage in most cases. The concept of developing the grid-attached storage microkernel is offloading most of server functionality in Linux and Globus. A grid-attached storage appliance has a processor, a microkernel, and file I/O protocols. The grid-attached storage appliances can be deployed across the Grid platform providing FTP services to end users and grid-enabled applications. The technique of parallel streams is implemented in GridFTP by dividing the data to be transferred into N portions and transferring each portion with a separate TCP connection.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 8 May 2006
Event2006 IEEE International Magnetics Conference (INTERMAG) - San Diego, United States
Duration: 8 May 200612 May 2006


Conference2006 IEEE International Magnetics Conference (INTERMAG)
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego
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