New iRODS Storage Module for Fedora from SDSC
Submitted by on Mon, 2008-07-28 12:44
San Diego, CA The iRODS 1.1 storage module for Fedora has been tested and now is ready for release. The software, both irodsLowLevel.jar and Jargon.jar, can be downloaded
iRODS™ stands for i Rule Oriented Data Systems. This data grid software system being developed by the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) Storage Resource Broker team and collaborators is described as “the next generation data management cyberinfrastructure.” iRODS is based on the expertise gained through the application of the SRB (Storage Resource Broker) technology in support of data grids, digital libraries, persistent archives, and real-time data systems. The management policies (sets of assertions that these communities make about their collections) are being characterized in terms of rules and state information. At the iRODS core a Rule Engine interprets rules to decide how the system is to respond to various requests and conditions. iRODS is open source under a BSD-type license.
Instructions are included regarding installation and Fedora configuration for using iRODS in Fedora. Some screen snapshots are also included in the wiki page.
Please note that an iRODS user account is needed for running the software correctly from a Fedora server. For demo purpose, you can ask iRODS system administrator, Sheau-yen Chen (email@example.com), to create a user account for you. Please let us know if you have any question or encounter some problem in using the software.
The port was done by Bing Zhu (firstname.lastname@example.org).