October 28, 2013 to November 1, 2013
University Of Michigan
America/Detroit timezone

CernVM-FS - Beyond LHC Computing

Nov 1, 2013, 11:20 AM
340 West Hall (University Of Michigan)

340 West Hall

University Of Michigan

Oral presentation Grid, Cloud & Virtualisation Grids, clouds, virtualisation


Ian Collier (UK Tier1 Centre)


In the last three years the CernVM Filesystem (CernVM-FS) has transformed the distribution of experiment software to WLCG grid sites. CernVM-FS removes the need for local installations jobs and performant software at sites, in addition it often improves performance at the same time. Furthermore the use of CernVM-FS standardizes the computing environment across the grid and removes the need for software tagging at sites. Now established and proven to work at scale, CernVM-FS is beginning to perform a similar role for non-LHC computing. We discuss the deployment of a non-LHC Stratum 0 'master' CernVM-FS repository at the RAL Tier 1 and the development of a network of Stratum 1 replicas somewhat modeled upon the infrastructure developed to support WLCG computing.

Primary author

Ian Collier (UK Tier1 Centre)


Catalin Condurache (STFC - Science & Technology Facilities Council (GB))

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