Welcome to the home page for Work Package 2 of the European
See the previous News items.
The goal of this work package is to specify, develop, integrate
and test tools and middleware infrastructure to coherently manage
and share petabyte-scale information volumes in high-throughput
production quality grid environments. The work package will develop
a general purpose information sharing solution with unprecedented
automation, ease of use, scalability, uniformity, transparency and
It will allow to securely access massive amounts of data in a universal
global name space, to move and replicate data at high speed from
one geographical site to another, and to manage synchronisation
of remote replicas. Novel software for automated wide-area data
caching and distribution will act according to dynamic usage patterns.
Generic interfacing to heterogeneous mass storage management systems
will enable seamless and efficient integration of distributed resources.
Please also see the original proposal
of work in the Technical Annex of the DataGrid.