The Chirp I/O Protocol

Chirp is a lightweight I/O protocol and filesystem for grid computing. It consists of familiar operations such as open(), read(), write(), and close(). In addition, Chirp provides a variety of authentication methods, allowing remote users to identify themselves with strong Globus or Kerberos credentials.

Most information about Chirp, including software, publications, manuals, and more can be found at the University of Notre Dame.

There are currently several implementations of Chirp available: