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“REDDnet: Enabling Data Intensive Science in the Wide Area”

Alan Tackett, Vanderbilt University

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at 3:30 p.m.
(Refreshments at 3:00 pm)
327 McVey Hall


REDDnet (Research and Education Data Depot network) is an NSF-funded infrastructure project designed to provide a large distributed storage facility for data intensive collaboration among the nation's researchers and educators in a wide variety of application areas. Its mission is to provide "working storage" to help manage the logistics of moving and staging large amounts of data in the wide area network, e.g. among collaborating researchers who are either trying to move data from one collaborator (person or institution) to another or who want share large data sets for limited periods of time (ranging from a few hours to a few months) while they work on it. REDDnet is not designed or intended to be a replacement for reliable archival or long term personal storage. Although the REDDnet software stack does support reliable long-term archival storage to both disk and tape. An overview of REDDnet will be presented along with an in depth discussion of its architecture.