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dc.contributor.authorBAYLISS, CHRISTOPHERen_US
dc.contributor.authorSINNOTT, RICHARDen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-21T22:13:11Z
dc.date.available2014-05-21T22:13:11Z
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.citationBayliss, C., & Sinnott, R. (2008). A functional and performance-oriented comparison of AFS and SRB. In UK e-Science All Hands Meeting, Edinburgh, UK.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/28895
dc.descriptionThis is a pre-print of a paper from UK e-Science All Hands Meeting 2008. http://www.allhands.org.uk/2008/index.htmlen_US
dc.description.abstractIn this paper the Storage Resource Broker (SRB) [1] and the Andrew File System (AFS) [2] are compared and contrasted in terms of their use as a data storage for Grid based systems. Both the SRB and AFS are distributed file systems capable of storing data produced and consumed by applications and Grid services. The SRB is well established and deployed by many projects globally include widespread deployment across the UK e-Science National Grid Service. AFS is also a distributed file system initially developed as part of the Andrew Project by Carnegie Mellon University and IBM in 1983. AFS is currently being used by the nanoCMOS project [3, 4] for providing secure access to data and applications through usage of Kerberos tokens. While both SRB and AFS can be used as data back ends they have specific properties that make them better suited for different types of usage. In some cases this may be a critical issue where some feature is required but not available in one or both of the candidates. This paper provides a description of these differences, focusing in particular on the security models, their relative performance with a range of file sizes and their general usability. Based on this analysis we present the key criteria that projects should consider for adoption of file based data management.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherNational e-Science Centre, University of Glasgowen_US
dc.subjectStorage Resource Brokeren_US
dc.subjectSRBen_US
dc.subjectAndrew File Systemen_US
dc.subjectAFSen_US
dc.subjectdata storageen_US
dc.subjectgrid systemsen_US
dc.subjectdistributed file systemsen_US
dc.subjectKerberos tokensen_US
dc.subjectsecurity modelsen_US
dc.subjectfile based data managementen_US
dc.titleA functional and performance-oriented comparison of AFS and SRBen_US
dc.typeConference Itemen_US
melbourne.peerreviewPeer Revieweden_US
melbourne.affiliationThe University of Melbourneen_US
melbourne.publication.statusPublisheden_US
melbourne.source.titleUK e-Science All Hands Meetingen_US
melbourne.source.locationconferenceEdinburgh, UKen_US
dc.description.sourcedateconference8-11 Septemberen_US
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melbourne.contributor.authorBayliss, Christopher
melbourne.contributor.authorSinnott, Richard
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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