Stephen M. Fisher

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The R-GMA (Relational Grid Monitoring Architecture) was developed within the EU DataGrid project, to bring the power of SQL to an information and monitoring system for the grid. It provides producer and consumer services to both publish and retrieve information from anywhere within a grid environment. Users within a Virtual Organization may define their own(More)
—The value of metadata to the scientist is well known: with the right choice of metadata, data files can be selected very quickly without having to scan through huge volumes of data. The ICAT metadata catalog[1] (which is part of the ICAT project[2]) allows the scientist to store and query information about individual data files and sets of data files as(More)
R-GMA is a relational implementation of the GGF's Grid Monitoring Architecture (GMA). In some respects it can be seen as a virtual database (VDB), supporting the publishing and retrieval of time-stamped tuples. The scope of an R-GMA installation is defined by its schema and registry. The schema holds the table definitions and, in future, the authorization(More)
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