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developerWorks: Transferring Files with GridFTP

May 09, 2003, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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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