13-14 November 2007
National eScience Centre
Europe/Zurich timezone
When the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) experiments at CERN begin to operate in 2008, they will generate petabytes of data per year. In order to store and process all of the information, an international data and computing grid is being constructed, coordinated by the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid (WLCG) project. The ability to store the generated data is central to the success of the project. Part of the solution is SRM2.2, a storage management protocol which has been implemented by multiple software providers. The software provides a uniform interface for accessing storage in a distributed Grid environment. The two most widely deployed systems in production are dCache and DPM. In addition, some Grid sites have deployed the CASTOR system while others have recently been evaluating StoRM. The goal of the workshop is to bring Grid site administrators with experience of dCache, DPM and StoRM together with software developers and other Grid storage experts. This will present a forum for information exchange regarding the deployment and operation of SRM2.2 services. By the end of the workshop, site administrators will be fully aware of the technology that must be deployed by February 2008 in order to provide a service that fully meets the needs of the LHC physics programme. Particular attention will be paid to the large number of sites who contribute small amounts of computing and storage resource (Tier-2s), as compared with national laboratories (Tier-1s). Configuration of SRM2.2 spaces and storage information publishing will be the main topics of interest during the workshop. Organisation This event is organised by GridPP, NeSC and WLCG-GSSD. Registration Please note this event is by invitation only. If you have received an invitation and intend to attend please register using the link below. If you have not received an invitation and feel you should have please contact Greig Cowan. http://www.nesc.ac.uk/esi/events/827/ Information Regular postings about the event are made to the GridPP storage blog: http://gridpp-storage.blogspot.com/search?q=workshop Map of Edinburgh and workshop location: http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&msa=0&om=1&msid=103528710735499584531.00043e8870078c27bb456&ll=55.943638,-3.180977&spn=7.941742,23.466797&z=6
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