Aug 21 – 25, 2017
University of Washington, Seattle
US/Pacific timezone

A federated Xrootd cache

Aug 22, 2017, 4:00 PM
The Commons (Alder Hall)

The Commons

Alder Hall

Poster Track 1: Computing Technology for Physics Research Poster Session


Edgar Fajardo Hernandez (Univ. of California San Diego (US))


With the shift in the LHC experiments from the computing tiered model where data was prefetched and stored at the computing site towards a bring data on the fly, model came an opportunity. Since data is now distributed to computing jobs using XrootD federation of data, a clear opportunity for caching arose.

In this document, we present the experience of installing and using a Federated Xrootd Cache (A Xrootd Cache consistent of several independent nodes). There is some fine tuning towards and scaling tests performed to make it fit for the CMS Analysis case.

Finally, we show how this federated cache can be expanded into a federation of caches in which the caches can be distributed among computing centers.

Primary authors

Alja Mrak Tadel (Univ. of California San Diego (US)) Matevz Tadel (Univ. of California San Diego (US)) Frank Wuerthwein (Univ. of California San Diego (US)) Ben Steer (Monash University) Terrence Martin (UCSD) Edgar Fajardo Hernandez (Univ. of California San Diego (US))

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