24-28 October 2011
Hosted by TRIUMF, SFU and the University of Victoria at the Harbour Center - Downtown Vancouver
Canada/Pacific timezone

PDSF Site Report

24 Oct 2011, 09:45
15m
Hosted by TRIUMF, SFU and the University of Victoria at the Harbour Center - Downtown Vancouver

Hosted by TRIUMF, SFU and the University of Victoria at the Harbour Center - Downtown Vancouver

515 West Hastings Street Vancouver, BC Canada V6B 5K3
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Speaker

Iwona Sakrejda

Description

PDSF is a networked distributed computing cluster designed primarily to meet the detector simulation and data analysis requirements of Physics, Astrophysics and Nuclear Science collaborations. Located at NERSC and benefiting from excellent network and storage infrastructure cluster constantly changes to keep up with computing requirements of physics experiments like ATLAS, Alice and Daya Bay. Over the past year - as it is usual to us - we replaced a big fraction of hardware (both computing and storage), moved towards diskless installs with xCAT and were deploying and supporting in addition to GPFS, also XRootD and CVMFS. We also considered migrating to a new batch system and we are going to share our motivation behind the decision to continue with the Univa Grid Engine.

Primary author

Co-author

Jay Srinivasan (Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL)-Unknown-Unknown)

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