13-17 February 2006
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
Europe/Zurich timezone

The AMGA Metadata Service in gLite

14 Feb 2006, 17:40
Auditorium (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research)


Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

Homi Bhabha Road Mumbai 400005 India
oral presentation Grid middleware and e-Infrastructure operation Grid Middleware and e-Infrastructure Operation


Dr Birger Koblitz (CERN)


We present the AMGA (ARDA Metadata Grid Application) metadata catalog, which is a part of the gLite middleware. AMGA provides a very lightweight metadata service as well as basic database access functionality on the Grid. Following a brief overview of the AMGA design, functionality, implementation and security features, we will show performance comparisons of AMGA with direct database access as well as with other Grid catalog services. Finally the replication features of AMGA are presented and a comparison with proprietary database replication solutions is shown. A series of examples of usage from HEP and other communities is also presented.

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