[metrics-dev] Fwd: [usage-stats] Daily Globus Usage-Stats Update
Thompson, Kevin L.
kthompso at nsf.gov
Thu Oct 12 16:10:55 CDT 2006
Thanks for the answers. I am, as you put it, actually interested in the
bandwidth in item #2.
From: Lee Liming [mailto:liming at mcs.anl.gov]
Sent: Thursday, October 12, 2006 4:55 PM
To: Thompson, Kevin L.
Cc: metrics-dev at globus.org; Bill Allcock
Subject: Re: [metrics-dev] Fwd: [usage-stats] Daily Globus Usage-Stats
On Oct 12, 2006, at 2:27 PM, Thompson, Kevin L. wrote:
> Do we know:
> * the size of transfers
> * the elapsed time of transfers
indirectly. We know the size of transfers and the bandwidth, so we
could compute the elapsed time as size/bandwidth. We don't have a report
generator that reports specifically on this. Can you explain why it
would be useful to know elapsed time? Or is it actually the bandwidth
data that you are interested in?
> * the number of striped transfers
yes, plus we know the number of stripes used. We also know the same for
> * any context of the transfers in relation to other workflow elements
no. a general solution would require communication between software
components that doesn't exist and isn't likely to exist anytime in the
forseeable future. We do know how many GridFTP transfers are
orchestrated by RFT. We have a plan to identify the portion of GridFTP
requests that are specifically linked to WS GRAM requests, but this will
require changes to the WS GRAM usage reporting because it doesn't
currently report how many files were staged in/out. Other workflow
systems (e.g., Condor, VDS, etc.) do not use our usage reporting module,
so it's impossible to know that they are behind the requests.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-metrics-dev at globus.org [mailto:owner-metrics-
> dev at globus.org] On Behalf Of Lee Liming
> Sent: Thursday, October 12, 2006 3:13 PM
> To: metrics-dev at globus.org; Bill Allcock
> Subject: Re: [metrics-dev] Fwd: [usage-stats] Daily Globus Usage-Stats
> Here are some summary charts relevant to your points. The first shows
> the number of transfers per month, the second shows server hosts per
> month, with a breakdown by top level domain. Note that that the number
> of transfers seems to be somewhat related to the number of server
> hosts each month, though the relationship isn't exactly proportional.
> (That makes sense: some servers are used more than others and the
> usage of each server also varies from month to month.)
> The usual caveats apply. We don't know how many UDP packets are being
> dropped between the servers and our receiver, and we don't know how
> many GridFTP deployments have usage reporting turned off.
> -- Lee
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