Oct 14 – 18, 2013
Amsterdam, Beurs van Berlage
Europe/Amsterdam timezone

Analysis of Alternative Storage Technologies for the RAL Tier 1

Oct 14, 2013, 3:00 PM
Grote zaal (Amsterdam, Beurs van Berlage)

Grote zaal

Amsterdam, Beurs van Berlage

Poster presentation Data Stores, Data Bases, and Storage Systems Poster presentations


Shaun De Witt (STFC - Science & Technology Facilities Council (GB))


At the RAL Tier 1 we have successfully been running a CASTOR HSM instance for a number of years. While it performs well for disk-only storage for analysis and processing jobs, it is heavily optimised for tape usage. We have been investigating alternative technologies which could be used for online storage for analysis. We present the results of our preliminary selection and test results for selected storage technologies.

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Shaun De Witt (STFC - Science & Technology Facilities Council (GB))


Brian Davies (Lancaster University (GB)) Ian Collier (UK Tier1 Centre) James Adams (STFC RAL) Mr Matthew James Viljoen (STFC - Science & Technology Facilities Council (GB)) Mr Robert Appleyard (STFC)

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