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Replica Based Distributed Metadata Management in Grid Environment

  • Hai Jin
  • Muzhou Xiong
  • Song Wu
  • Deqing Zou
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3994)

Abstract

Metadata management is one of the key techniques in data grid. It is required to achieve two goals: high efficiency and availability. This paper presents a Replication Based Metadata Management System (RBMMS) as metadata server implemented in Global Distributed Storage System (GDSS). To address the above two goals RBMMS maintains a spares strongly connected graph to describe replica structure and relations among the replicas. The graph is used to propagate updating information and replica discovery in the process of replica addition and removal. Cache module is also implemented in RBMMS to further improve the performance of metadata access. The evaluation demonstrates that RBMMS attains high availability and efficiency of metadata management system.

Keywords

Grid Environment Access Mode Metadata Server Metadata Management Storage Resource Broker 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hai Jin
    • 1
  • Muzhou Xiong
    • 1
  • Song Wu
    • 1
  • Deqing Zou
    • 1
  1. 1.Cluster and Grid Computing Lab, School of Computer Science and TechnologyHuazhong University of Science and TechnologyWuhanChina

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