Armada: a parallel I/O framework for computational grids
[oldfield:framework]Ron Oldfield and David Kotz. Armada: a parallel I/O framework for computational grids. Future Generation Computing Systems (FGCS), volume 18, number 4, pages 501–523. Elsevier Science Press, March 2002. doi:10.1016/S0167-739X(01)00076-0. ©Copyright Elsevier Science.
High-performance computing increasingly occurs on “computational grids” composed of heterogeneous and geographically distributed systems of computers, networks, and storage devices that collectively act as a single “virtual” computer. One of the great challenges for this environment is to provide efficient access to data that is distributed across remote data servers in a grid. In this paper, we describe our solution, a framework we call Armada. Armada allows applications to flexibly compose modules to access their data, and to place those modules at appropriate hosts within the grid to reduce network traffic.
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