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Table 1 Comparison of data grid solutions

From: Implementing a genomic data management system using iRODS in the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

     Deployment    Basic system set up    User metadata    Physical/logical file mapping
   iRODS    easy    20 minutes    yes    Can be configured to be the same
   dCache    medium    Few days    no    Hash number
   CASTOR    hard    Few weeks    no    Hash number