Storage Resource Broker, San Diego Supercomputer Centre. Free to academic users.

NOTE: To the best of our knowledge, this project is no longer active.  Please let us know if you have more current information!


Mass Storage Interface with metafile catalogue. The SDSC Storage Resource Broker is client-server middleware that provides a uniform interface for connecting to heterogeneous data resources over a network and accessing replicated data sets. SRB, in conjunction with the Metadata Catalog (MCAT), provides a way to access data sets and resources based on their attributes and/or logical names rather than their names or physical locations. Suitable for data centres for maintaining a large datastore. Also has a Metadata Catalogue (MCAT) to allow searches using a browsing tool, which is available for Windows and Linux.