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On-Demand Minimum Cost Benchmarking for Intermediate Dataset Storage in Scientific Cloud Workflow Systems

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Executive Summary

Many scientific workflows are data intensive: large volumes of intermediate datasets are generated during their execution. Some valuable intermediate datasets need to be stored for sharing or reuse. Traditionally, they are selectively stored according to the system storage capacity, determined manually. As doing science on clouds has become popular nowadays, more intermediate datasets in scientific cloud workflows can be stored by different storage strategies based on a pay-as-you-go model. In this paper, the authors build an Intermediate Data dependency Graph (IDG) from the data provenances in scientific workflows.

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