Using a Content Distribution Network for Data Distribution in Desktop Grid Computing Platforms



In this paper, we discuss how a Content Distribution Network (CDN) can be applied to Desktop Grid computing environments, particularly to the BOINC platform. When using multiple data servers, BOINC's current data distribution mechanisms are rudimentary and do not take into account server load and availability. We propose the use of a customCDNthat applies client redirection, health monitoring and content distribution techniques. A more efficient distribution of
requests would improve data transfers, making it possible to explore applications with larger data sets.


Desktop Grid

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CoreGRID: the European Research Network on Foundations, Software Infrastructures and Applications for Large Scale Distributed, GRID and Peer-to-Peer Technologies


CoreGRID Integration Workshop, April 2008

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