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Google Summer of Code 2009 The Globus Alliance

Performance characterization of GridFTP on 10+ Gigabit networks using hosts with 10 Gigabit network interface cards

by Jamie Schwettmann for The Globus Alliance

In this project, I will characterize the performance of Globus GridFTP transfers over both TCP and UDT protocols for hosts connected at 10Gb/s over a wide area network, and compare the performance of GridFTP using each. Standard disk-to-disk GridFTP transfers will be tested, as well as memory-to-memory transfers. Characterization will include detailed measurements regarding the speed and latency involved in the transfers, as well as resource utilization at the source and destination hosts.