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Title: Measurement of the LCG2 and glite file catalogue's performance
Authors: Munro, C
Koblitz, B
Santos, N
Khan, A
Keywords: Catalogue;Grid computing;Performance
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: IEEE
Citation: IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science. 53(4): 2228- 2232, Aug 2006
Abstract: When the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) begins operation at CERN in 2007 it will produce data in volumes never before seen. Physicists around the world will manage, distribute and analyse petabytes of this data using the middleware provided by the LHC Computing Grid. One of the critical factors in the smooth running of this system is the performance of the file catalogues which allow users to access their files with a logical filename without knowing their physical location. This paper presents a detailed study comparing the performance and respective merits and shortcomings of two of the main catalogues: the LCG File Catalogue and the gLite FiReMan catalogue.
Appears in Collections:Electronic and Computer Engineering
Dept of Electronic and Computer Engineering Research Papers

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