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R. Moreno-Vozmediano. Application Layer Multicast for Efficient Grid File Transfer. International Journal of Computer Science & Applications, 6(1):70-84, 2009.


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Multicast communication model can be efficiently exploited by grid systems to improve the performance of many basic operations, like file transmission, replica management or resource discovery. However, IP multicast presents important limitations to be adopted in grid environments, since it is not fully supported in the Internet and is incompatible with TCP-based applications. In the last few years, Application Layer Multicast (ALM) have emerged as an alternative technology to develop one-to-many and many-to-many applications, where multicast functionality is handled by the end hosts, instead of by the network routers. While ALM has been proved to be efficient for streaming audio/video, content distribution, or videoconferencing applications, its utilization in grid environments has not been deeply explored. In this paper we analyze the application of ALM techniques to improve the efficiency of file transfer operations in computational grids. Results will prove that ALM can obtain an important reduction of overall transmission time, in comparison with unicast transmission, and a better balance of network traffic among participants


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Rafael Moreno-Vozmediano

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   Author = {Moreno-Vozmediano, R.},
   Title = {Application Layer Multicast for Efficient Grid File Transfer},
   Journal = {International Journal of Computer Science & Applications},
   Volume = {6},
   Number = {1},
   Pages = {70--84},
   Year = {2009}

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