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This report has been submitted forrpublication outside of ITC and will probably be copyrighted if accepted for publication. It has been issued as a Technical Report forrearly dissemination of its contents. In view of the transfert of copy right toothe outside publisher, its distribution outside of ITC priorrto publication should be limited to peer(More)
Computational Grids normally deal with large computation-ally intensive problems on small data sets. In contrast, Data Grids mostly deal with large computational problems that in turn require evaluating and mining large amounts of data. Replication is regarded as one of the major optimisation techniques for providing fast data access. Within this paper,(More)
This report has been submitted forr publication outside of ITC and will probably be copyrighted if accepted for publication. It has been issued as a Technical Report forr early dissemination of its contents. In view of the transfert of copy right too the outside publisher, its distribution outside of ITC priorr to publication should be limited to peer(More)
This report has been submitted forr publication outside of ITC and will probably be copyrighted if accepted for publication. It has been issued as a Technical Report forr early dissemination of its contents. In view of the transfert of copy right too the outside publisher, its distribution outside of ITC priorr to publication should be limited to peer(More)
Many current international scientific projects are based on large scale applications that are both computationally complex and require the management of large amounts of distributed data. Grid computing is fast emerging as the solution to the problems posed by these applications. To evaluate the impact of resource optimisation algorithms, simulation of the(More)
Within the European DataGrid project, Work Package 2 has designed and implemented a set of integrated replica management services for use by data intensive scientific applications. These services, based on the web services model, enable movement and replication of data at high speed from one geographical site to another, management of distributed replicated(More)
In large-scale Grids, the replication of files to different sites is an important data management mechanism which can reduce access latencies and give improved usage of resources such as network bandwidth, storage and computing power. In the search for an optimal data replication strategy , the Grid simulator OptorSim was developed as part of the European(More)
Distributed management of data is one of the most important problems facing grids. Within the Enabling Grids for Enabling eScience (EGEE) project, currently the world's largest production grid, a sophisticated hierarchy of data management and storage tools have been developed to help Virtual Organisations (VOs) with this task. In this paper we review the(More)
Introduction The remit of the European DataGrid (EDG) [2] project was to develop an infrastructure that could support the intensive computational and data handling needs of widely distributed scientific communities. An important part of managing the data present in such a Grid is file replication-placing copies of files at different sites in order to reduce(More)
The Advanced Resource Connector (ARC) is a lightweight , non-intrusive, simple yet powerful Grid middleware capable of connecting highly heterogeneous computing and storage resources. ARC aims at providing general purpose, flexible, collaborative computing environments suitable for a range of uses, both in science and business. The server side offers the(More)