Oct 16 – 20, 2017
Asia/Tokyo timezone

The Outlook for Archival Storage at CERN

Oct 19, 2017, 12:15 PM


1-1 Oho, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0801 Japan 36°09'01.0"N 140°04'28.1"E 36.150290, 140.074485
Storage & Filesystems Storage and file systems


Michael Davis (CERN)


The CERN Physics Archive is projected to reach 1 Exabyte during LHC Run 3. As the custodial copy of the data archive is stored on magnetic tape, it is very important to CERN to predict the future of tape as a storage medium.

This talk will give an overview of recent developments in tape storage, and a look forward to how the archival storage market may develop over the next decade. The presentation will include a status update on the new CERN Tape Archive software.

Desired length 20 minutes

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