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RAAD Replica Access Association Detection Disclosure Number: IPCOM000020422D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Nov-20
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Nov-20
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RAAD Replica Access Association Detection, Using Grid data access to associate similar research

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RAAD Replica Access Association Detection

The idea behind RAAD is to analyze a vast, diverse, Grid with multiple databases and research organization and discover commonality in research. With the discovery of commonality, synergy can be developed between seemly disjoint areas of research.

The resultant goal of RAAD is best illustrated with a simple and true example. Researcher A is studying mating habits of med flies. Research B is trying to develop an insecticide that can be safely be sprayed over Xstate. Researcher B develops an hormone that makes the male med fly impotent. The spraying is not effective. Researcher A is called in and determines that the insecticide also inhibits the flies ability to perform the mating dance effectively and the females are attracted to males that have not been sprayed.

The research of similar or the same data is easy to discover when all researchers are using the same database system, but the problem is infinitely more difficult in the vast heterogeneous Grid with a multitude of databases.

RAAD makes this seemly impossible task possible by tapping into a Grid technology called Replica Manager. Replica Manager is used to optimize network bandwidth by creating a localized file sets of larger databases. These file sets are then copied to an more optimal localized storage location.

Simply put, if the researcher puts a file set into the Replica Manager, they are doing so to optimize performance on the data they are most interested in...