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A Comparative Evaluation of High-Performance File Transfer Systems for Data-intensive Grid Applications
 

Summary: A Comparative Evaluation of High-Performance File Transfer Systems for
Data-intensive Grid Applications
Cosimo Anglano, Massimo Canonico
Dipartimento di Informatica
Universit`a del Piemonte Orientale, Alessandria (Italy)
email: cosimo.anglano,massimo.canonico @unipmn.it
Abstract
The ability of transferring very large files in the shortest
amount of time is crucial for data-intensive Grid appli-
cations. Experimental evidence has shown that the mere
availability of high-capacity wide-area networks is not
sufficient to obtain adequate performance if vanilla TCP
is used to transport data. Consequently, many alternative
solutions are being explored, and a variety of data transfer
tools have appeared. In this paper we experimentally
compare some of these tools in various network scenarios.
Our results show that solutions based on UDP, adopting
rate-based algorithms, result in better performance than
other alternatives in most cases, while solutions based on
TCP are effective only under specific circumstances.

  

Source: Anglano, Cosimo - Dipartimento di Informatica, UniversitÓ del Piemonte Orientale "A. Avogadro"

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences