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developerWorks: Transferring Files with GridFTP

May 09, 2003, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Vladimir Silva)

"Computational Grids provide the infrastructure for powerful new tools for investigation, including desktop computing, smart instruments, collaboration, and distributed computing. The Globus Project is currently engaged in defining and developing a persistent data Grid with the following capabilities:

  • "High-performance, secure, robust data transfer mechanisms.
  • "A set of tools for creating and manipulating replicas of large datasets.
  • "A mechanism for maintaining a catalog of dataset replicas.

"The GridFTP protocol and family of tools were born out of a realization that the Grid environment needed a fast, secure, efficient, and reliable transport mechanism. A computational Grid is so large and decentralized that it requires a robust transport mechanism..."

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