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Title: Using AFS as a distributed file system for computational and data grids in high energy physics
Author: Jones, Michael Angus Scott
Awarding Body: University of Manchester
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 2005
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The use of the distributed file system, AFS, as a solution to the “input/output sandbox” problem in grid computing is studied. A computational grid middleware, primarily to accommodate the environment of the BaBar Computing Model, has been designed, written and is presented. A summary of the existing grid middleware and resources is discussed. A number of benchmarks (one written for this thesis) are used to test the performance of the AFS over the wide area network and grid environment. The performance of the AFS is also tested using a straightforward BaBar Analysis code on real data. Secure web-based and command-line interfaces created to monitor job submission and grid fabric are presented.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Grid Computing ; Particle Physics ; Distributed File System