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Performance Evaluation of Globus Grid Environment Using Avi to Flash Video Encoding

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Grid is a collection of heterogeneous systems that are geographically distributed over a network. Grid systems can be used for solving large-sale computational problems such as video encoding, protein folding, etc. Video encoding is conversion of video from one format into another. The encoding process requires large computational power and takes a lot of time on conventional systems. Video file can be easily partitioned into smaller parts and these parts can be rejoined together to form full video file. This factor makes video encoding feasible on Grid. In this paper, video encoding from AVI to FLV video format is attempted on Grid environment and the performance of Grid is evaluated on basis of job execution time.

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