9-13 July 2018
Sofia, Bulgaria
Europe/Sofia timezone

CERN Tape Archive – from development to production deployment

9 Jul 2018, 11:15
Hall 8 (National Palace of Culture)

Hall 8

National Palace of Culture

presentation Track 4 - Data Handling T4 - Data handling


Michael Davis (CERN)


The first production version of the CERN Tape Archive (CTA) software is planned to be released for the end of 2018. CTA is designed to replace CASTOR as the CERN tape archive solution, in order to face scalability and performance challenges arriving with LHC Run-3.

This contribution will describe the main commonalities and differences of CTA with CASTOR. We outline the functional enhancements and integration steps required to add the CTA tape back-end to an EOS disk storage system. We present and discuss the different deployment and migration scenarios for replacing the five CASTOR instances at CERN, including a description of how FTS will interface with EOS and CTA.

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