Dependable Grids

The Dependable Grids project at NCSA and the University of Virginia developed innovative techniques and technologies for dependable grid computing. Grids face threats from equipment or software failures, physical damage from natural disasters, and malicious cyberattacks. Engineering a system to withstand all such attacks would be prohibitively expensive and complex, so we focus on developing a survivable system that provides one or more alternate services in the event an attack or failure disrupts the primary service. We conducted our research in the context of the Open Grid Services Architecture, using WSRF.NET and the Globus Toolkit.

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RFT Clustering

The project group at NCSA developed modifications to the GT4 Reliable File Transfer service. See Bug 4927 for the latest patch.


Project Team