Life is a Mystery

15 April 2004

Storage Resource Broker

Reagan Moore from the San Diego Supercomputer Center discussed their SRB development. A very dense presentation left me with the basic impression that I need to understand this approach to data storage being developed as part of the NSF grid infrastructure. SRB “provides a uniform interface for connecting to heterogeneous data resources over a network and accessing replicated data sets.” An alternative to LOCKSS? I did hear from one colleague who has already been reviewing SRB that it is a very complex bit of software to install and maintain.

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Eric Celeste / Saint Paul, Minnesota / 651.323.2009 / efc@clst.org