4-7 September 2018
Europe/London timezone

RAL Tier-1 strategy - Growing the UK community

6 Sep 2018, 17:40
CR12, R68 (RAL)

CR12, R68


Science and Technology Facilities Council Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Harwell Campus Didcot OX11 0QX United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0)1235 445 000 Fax: +44 (0)1235 445 808 N 51° 34' 27.6" W 1° 18' 52.6" (51.57433,-1.31462)
HTCondor presentations and tutorials Workshop presentations


Alastair Dewhurst (Science and Technology Facilities Council STFC (GB))


In 2013 the RAL Tier-1 switched its batch farm to using HTCondor. In the years following, several more UK sites have made the switch. The RAL Tier-1 batch farm is now well over 20000 job slots and HTCondor is a key service delivering our pledged resources to the WLCG, now and for the forseeable future.

New funding opportunities are available to provide computing in the UK to the "long tail" of science. These are science experiments with only a handful of users but ever growing computing requirements. This talk will discuss how the RAL Tier-1 and other UK sites needs to evolve to meet these changing requirements.

Primary author

Alastair Dewhurst (Science and Technology Facilities Council STFC (GB))

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