The Globus Data Grid Effort

"Access to distributed data is typically as important as access to distributed computational resources."

Distributed scientific and engineering applications often require access to large amounts of data (terabytes or petabytes). Future applications envisioned by our team also require widely distributed access to data. (For example, access in many places by many people, virtual collaborative environments, etc.)

The Globus Project's data grid effort attempts to identify, prototype, and evaluate the key technologies required to support data grids for scientific and engineering collaborations.

Our work includes the following major activities.