Information about IU HPSS and other storage services at Indiana University is provided on http://storage.iu.edu.
Connect to this WWW site to read the latest announcements, to learn about services available, to get access to available documentation, tutorials and workshops. In particular have a look at the IU MDSS and CFS Tutorial penned by Anurag Shankar and myself. The tutorial covers quite a lot of stuff and provides some useful hints and advice about using the system, all on just a few easy-to-read pages. You can download the PDF version of the tutorial for printing with Adobe Acrobat too.
The stuff that is going to be of particular importance to us is Parallel FTP and Multinoded Transfers. You should study it before moving on to the next section.
The tutorial has been written for the IU SP and things may work a little differently between HPSS and AVIDD. We are going to discuss this and illustrate with hands-on examples next.