Section: Other Grants and Activities
Participants : Gabriel Antoniu, Loïc Cudennec, Bogdan Nicolae, Viet-Trung Tran.
Masahiro Nakamura, undergraduate student from the University of Tsukuba, contributed to this work.
NEGST (NExt Grid Systems and Techniques ) is a project targeting international collaboration and promotion on interoperability and advanced grid technologies (http://www2.lifl.fr/MAP/negst/ ). Within this framework we collaborated with Osamu Tatebe from the University of Tsukuba in the area of large-scale data-sharing.
In 2009, the KerData Team hosted Masahiro Nakamura, engineering student at the University of Tsukuba, for a 3-week internship. He performed a preliminary experimental study that was continued by Viet-Trung Tran during his Master research internship. This work (published as  ) aimed at investigating approaches to integrate the Gfarm grid file system developed at the University of Tsukuba with the BlobSeer BLOB-based data management system. The goal is to build an object-based grid file system for applications that need to manipulate huge data, distributed and concurrently accessed at a very large-scale. Viet-Trung Tran will continue to explore this subject during his thesis, started in October 2009. This work will continue in partnership with Osamu Tatebe (University of Tsukuba), with whom a bilateral PHC Sakura project has been submitted in September 2009. Finally, KerData will participate to larger project (a follow-up of the NEGST project) that will be submitted to a joint ANR-JST call.