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GridFTP: Grid Enabled parallel FTP

Versions Installed

Stokes: 4.2.1

Description

GridFTP is an extension of the standard File Transfer Protocol (FTP) for use with Grid computing [1]. It is defined as part of the Globus toolkit, under the organisation of the Global Grid Forum (specifically, by the GridFTP working group).

The aim of GridFTP is to provide a more reliable and high performance file transfer for Grid computing applications. This is necessary because of the increased demands of transmitting data in Grid computing - it is frequently necessary to transmit very large files, and this needs to be done fast and reliably.

License

GridFtp is freely available under the Eclipse License.

Benchmarks

N/A.

Additional Notes

To gridftp use load the relevant environment module:

module load gridftp

Users must first have a Grid Certificate; these can be obtained from Grid Ireland

Please contact ICHEC staff via the Helpdesk for help in installing grid certificates.

Further information can be obtained at grid.ie.

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