1-5 November 2010
The Statler Hotel
America/New_York timezone

The CERN internal cloud infrastructure: a status report

5 Nov 2010, 09:30
The Statler Hotel

The Statler Hotel

Cornell UniversityIthaca NY USA


Ulrich Schwickerath (CERN)


CERNs virtualization plans have been presented during the last HEPiX meetings. Since the last HEPiX meeting, the ideas have materialized in a prototype which was used to perform large scale scalability tests of the batch system LSF. This presentation will give an overview over the architecture of the new infrastructure, and report on the experiences and lessons we learned when growing the system up to 500 machines and 15,000 virtual machine slots. It is planned to release this infrastructure into production, with the batch service being the first and initially only user. Production deployment at a small scale is planned for the second half of November, and an outlook on possible future extensions will be given.


This presentation will be a follow-up of presentations given on this topic at previous HEPiX meetings.

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