Session: S11: Grid Services for Data Management and Virtual Data
  Title: S11: Grid Services for Data Management and Virtual Data
  Chair: Ann L. Chervenak (University of Southern California)
  Time: Sunday, November 16, 1:30PM - 5:00PM
  Rm #: 39
  Ann Chervenak (University of Southern California), Ewa Deelman (University of Southern California), Mike Wilde (Argonne National Laboratory)
  Content-Level: 15% Introductory 70% Intermediate 15% Advanced

Abstract: This tutorial will provide a detailed introduction to existing services for data management in grid computing environments. These services are essential for data-intensive applications that require the creation, replication, management and discovery of large numbers of files or data items. We will provide detailed descriptions and interactive demonstrations of six grid components: the GridFTP data transport protocol, the Reliable File Transfer (RFT) service, the Replica Location Service (RLS), the Metadata Catalog Service (MCS), the Chimera system for managing virtual data products, and the Pegasus system for planning and execution in grid environments.

This tutorial is intended for those who are interested in deploying and using a grid for data-intensive applications. The tutorial will focus on stable, existing grid components from Globus Toolkit versions 2.4 and 3.0. The tutorial will consist mainly of detailed examples of how to configure, deploy and use these grid services. The tutorial will include interactive demonstrations of the use of these tools.
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