21-25 September 2009
Hotel Barcelo Sants
Europe/Zurich timezone

A comparison of ARC and gLite on medical imaging use-cases

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Hotel Barcelo Sants

Hotel Barcelo Sants



Dr Tristan Glatard (CNRS ; CREATIS-LRMN)

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Based on medical imaging use-cases, a qualitative comparison of ARC and gLite is presented. Regarding data management, ARC and VBrowser LFC clients are compared to access files stored on EGEE from NorduGrid computing resources. Two scenarii of content-based image retrieval are considered depending on whether data is accessed from a hospital (requiring the use of a VPN) or not. Results show that VBrowser and ARC clients reach similar performance compared to gLite. In all cases, the VPN overhead is dramatically predominant. To compare job management systems, the MOTEUR workflow manager is interfaced with ARC job submission, enabling the execution on NorduGrid resources of workflows initially developed for EGEE. A comparison is then performed on an application to radiotherapy simulation. On this use-case, ARC's approach of implementing matchmaking on the client side yields better performance than gLite's. The infrastructure overhead is highly predominant though, both for ARC and gLite.

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Dr Tristan Glatard (CNRS ; CREATIS-LRMN)


Prof. Henning Müller (University of Geneva, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland, Sierre) Dr Oxana Smirnova (NDGF and Institute of Physics, Lund University, Sweden) Mrs Sorina Camarasu-Pop (CNRS ; CREATIS-LRMN) Dr Xin Zhou (University of Geneva)

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