Oct 12 – 16, 2015
Brookhaven National Laboratory
America/New_York timezone

Running ATLAS, CMS, ALICE Workloads on the NERSC Cray XC30

Oct 14, 2015, 2:20 PM
Bldg. 510 - Physics Department Large Seminar Room (Brookhaven National Laboratory)

Bldg. 510 - Physics Department Large Seminar Room

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Upton, NY 11973
Grid, Cloud & Virtualisation Grid, Cloud and Virtualization


James Botts (LBNL)


This presentation will describe work that has been done to make NERSC Cray systems friendlier to data intensive workflows in anticipation of the availability of the NERSC-8 system this Autumn. Using shifter, a docker-like container technology developed at NERSC by Doug Jacobsen and Shane Canon, the process of delivering software stacks to Cray compute nodes has been greatly simplified. Some detail will be given to describe the method used to deliver CVMFS to the Cray compute nodes using shifter. We found unexpected increases in metadata performance though the use of image file systems. Results of tests with ATLAS G4 simulations and Analysis Software on the Cray XC30 system, edison, will be presented.
Length of presentation (max. 20 minutes) 20

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