Amazon S3 for science grids: a viable solution?

@inproceedings{Palankar2008AmazonSF,
  title={Amazon S3 for science grids: a viable solution?},
  author={Mayur Palankar and Adriana Iamnitchi and Matei Ripeanu and Simson Garfinkel},
  booktitle={DADC '08},
  year={2008}
}
Amazon.com has introduced the Simple Storage Service (S3), a commodity-priced storage utility. S3 aims to provide storage as a low-cost, highly available service, with a simple 'pay-as-you-go' charging model. This article makes three contributions. First, we evaluate S3's ability to provide storage support to large-scale science projects from a cost, availability, and performance perspective. Second, we identify a set of additional functionalities that storage services targeting data-intensive… CONTINUE READING
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