Grid File Transfer During Deployment, Execution, and Retrieval

  • Françoise Baude
  • Denis Caromel
  • Mario Leyton
  • Romain Quilici
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4276)


We propose a file transfer approach for the Grid. We have identified that file transfer in the Grid can take place at three different stages: deployment, user application execution, and retrieval (post-execution). Each stage has different environmental requirements, and therefore we apply different techniques. Our contribution comes from: (i) integrating heterogeneous Grid resource acquisition protocols and file transfer protocols including deployment and retrieval, and (ii) providing an asynchronous file transfer mechanism based on active objects, wait-by-necessity, and automatic continuation.

We validate and benchmark the proposed file transfer model using ProActive, a Grid programming middleware. ProActive provides, among others, a Grid infrastructure abstraction using deployment descriptors, and an active object model using transparent futures.


Active Object Virtual Node Resource Acquisition Transfer Protocol File Transfer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Françoise Baude
    • 1
  • Denis Caromel
    • 1
  • Mario Leyton
    • 1
  • Romain Quilici
    • 1
  1. 1.Route des LuciolesINRIA Sophia-Antipolis, CNRS, I3S, UNSA. 2004Sophia-Antipolis CedexFrance

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