chapter  3
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Data replication in grid environments

ByThi-Mai-Huong Nguyen and Fre´de´ric Magoule`s

Thi-Mai-Huong Nguyen Applied Mathematics and Systems Laboratory, Ecole Centrale Paris, Grande Voie des Vignes, 92295 Chaˆtenay-Malabry, France

Fre´de´ric Magoule`s Applied Mathematics and Systems Laboratory, Ecole Centrale Paris, Grande Voie des Vignes, 92295 Chaˆtenay-Malabry, France

Replication is a common technique to improve the performance of data access in distributed systems. In the data grid environment, replication strategies are crucial for reducing data access latency, increasing data locality and availability, and hence improving overall performance in job execution.