Journal of Grid Computing

, Volume 9, Issue 3, pp 345–354 | Cite as

A Decentralized Deployment Strategy and Performance Evaluation of LCG File Catalog Service

  • Víctor Méndez Muñoz
  • Gabriel Amorós Vicente
  • Mohammed Kaci


The LHC Computing Grid (LCG) leads by CERN, has solved with the LCG File Catalog (LFC) the major problem of scaling the data management catalog. However, additional performance issues should be faced to deploy a painless catalog service. With this aim, we present a decentralized LFC server configuration, and its performance evaluation compared with the traditional LFC deployment. A performance analysis is shown, including not only the catalog server, but also analysing the client side overhead. We find that the LFC service has in the clients a relevant workload of the overall service. The experimental results show that the proposed LFC deployment for servers and clients, improves the performance of the service.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Víctor Méndez Muñoz
    • 1
  • Gabriel Amorós Vicente
    • 1
  • Mohammed Kaci
    • 1
  1. 1.Grid and e-Science GroupInsituto de Física Corpuscular (IFIC)—Mixed Institute of Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) and Universitat de València (UV)ValènciaSpain

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