Globus and LDAP

The well known Globus toolkit is based on LDAP.

However, the LDAP architecture is appropriate to store static information, like the number of processors in a cluster, or the size of a disk partition.

When data are more volatile, the LDAP architecture is the wrong choice: it is unsuitable to support frequent write operations.

Examples of characteristics that induce frequent writes:

In all these cases the LDAP architecture suffers serious performance and scalability problems.

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