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An Overview of Grid File Transfer Patterns and Their Implementation in the Java CoG Kit

TitleAn Overview of Grid File Transfer Patterns and Their Implementation in the Java CoG Kit
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2004
Authorsvon Laszewski, G, Gawor, J, Plaszczak, P, Hategan, M, Amin, K, Madduri, R, Gose, S, Shankar, S
Series TitleJ. Neural Parallel and Scientific Computations
Pagination329-352
Date Published02/2004
InstitutionDynamic Publisher, Atlanta, GA
Other NumbersANL/MCS-P1126-1203
Abstract

Accessing files on remote resources is a required function in Grids. In this paper, we report on the file transfer patterns supported in the Java CoG Kit. These patterns are supported by a rich set of accompanying components, including Java classes and methods, command line tools, graphical user interfaces, and portals. The patterns and their implementations are exposed through familiar Java language capabilities of interfaces, hence hiding the underlying protocols. Using these interfaces, one can provide a variety of implementations for diverse file transfer mechanisms and protocols. Together, these tools can be used to implement more sophisticated services. We present a number of prototype applications reusing the Java CoG Kits file transfer patterns. Additionally, we present performance numbers based on a typical client deployment scenario.

URLhttp://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1093539
PDFhttp://www.mcs.anl.gov/papers/P1126.pdf