Oct 10 – 14, 2016
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
America/Los_Angeles timezone

Upgrading and Expanding Lustre Storage for use with the WLCG

Oct 13, 2016, 3:30 PM
1h 15m
San Francisco Marriott Marquis

San Francisco Marriott Marquis

Poster Track 4: Data Handling Posters B / Break


Dr Daniel Traynor (Queen Mary University of London)


The Queen Mary University of London grid site's Lustre file system has recently undergone a major upgrade from version 1.8 to the most recent 2.8 release, and the capacity increased to over 3 PB. Lustre is an open source, POSIX compatible, clustered file system presented to the Grid using the StoRM Storage Resource Manager. The motivation and benefits of upgrading including hardware and software choices are discussed. The testing, performance tuning and data migration procedure are outlined as is the source code modifications needed for StoRM compatibility. Benchmarks and real world performance are presented and future plans discussed.

Primary Keyword (Mandatory) Storage systems
Secondary Keyword (Optional) Distributed data handling
Tertiary Keyword (Optional) High performance computing

Primary author

Dr Daniel Traynor (Queen Mary University of London)


Mr Terry Froy (Queen Mary University of London)

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