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

CVMFS: Stratum0 in kubernetes

9 Jul 2018, 11:45
Hall 10 (National Palace of Culture)

Hall 10

National Palace of Culture

presentation Track 7 – Clouds, virtualization and containers T7 - Clouds, virtualization and containers


David Schultz (University of Wisconsin-Madison)


IceCube is a cubic kilometer neutrino detector located at the south pole. CVMFS is a key component to IceCube’s Distributed High Throughput Computing analytics workflow for sharing 500GB of software across datacenters worldwide. Building the IceCube software suite across multiple platforms and deploying it into CVMFS has until recently been a manual, time consuming task that doesn’t fit well within an agile continuous delivery framework.

Within the last 2 years a plethora of tooling around microservices has created an opportunity to upgrade the IceCube software build and deploy pipeline. We present a framework using Kubernetes to deploy Buildbot. The Buildbot pipeline is a set of pods (docker containers) in the Kubernetes cluster that builds the IceCube software across multiple platforms, tests the new software for critical errors, syncs the software to a containerized CVMFS server, and finally executes a publish. The time from code commit to CVMFS publish has been greatly reduced and has enabled the capability of publishing nightly builds to CVMFS.

Primary author

Heath Skarlupka (University of Wisconsin)


David Schultz (University of Wisconsin-Madison) Vladimir Brik (University of Wisconsin at Madison) Gonzalo Merino (IceCube)

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