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GridFTP is an extension of the standard File Transfer Protocol for high-speed, reliable, and secure data transfer.

Special thanks to PREGINET and UPCC for the test servers and special lines.


Different Implementations

Globus Implementation

  • Platform: CentOS 6 x86_64
  • GridFTP Server
  • GridFTP Client
  • GridFTP Modules


Gridftp sample.png

GridFTP vs standard FTP

Using 950MB file and 100Mbps network cards, we compare the transfer rate of both services.
In standard FTP, it took about 15mins to transfer the file completely.

Sftp sample.png
While in GridFTP, it took only 1 minute and 30 seconds.
Gridftp sample1.png

OSG Implementation

CERN Implementation


  • Platform: Ubuntu 13
  • Installation guide @ Birn

1. pacman-3.26-r1 is not supported by ubuntu 13

  • Stand-alone Gridftp @ OSG

1. osg-gridftp package is only supported by rhel-5/6 platform

  • Gridftp @ CERN

1. Only supported by RPMs (rhel platforms)

  • All installation of gridftps are only supported by rhel platforms. There is no available for ubuntu.


  • GUI wrapper


See Also

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