GWDG and CERN CTA team - discuss potential CTA adoption




Meeting between Prof. Ramin Yahyapour and his team from GWDG ( and the CERN Tape Archive team from the IT Storage group at CERN (

GWDG are using TSM for data archival (not backup) and are investigating options to replace TSM when their license expires (in a couple of years from now).

The meeting will take place in the following Zoom room: 94945540086. Please see accompanying e-mail for invitation link and passcode.

    • 09:00 09:30
      Introduction to GWDG 30m

      GWDG to present their current set up (disk and tape infrastructure, total storage capacity, data taking and retrieval workflows).

      Speakers: Bjoern Nachtwey, Christian Schwerdtfeger, Piotr Kasprzak, Prof. Ramin Yahyapour, Stefan Teusch
    • 09:30 10:00
      Introduction to CTA 30m

      Architecture of CTA, current CERN infrastructure, status of the CTA production instance and migration from CASTOR to CTA.

      Speaker: Michael Davis (CERN)
    • 10:00 11:00
      Open discussion 1h

      Open discussion of whether CTA could be a candidate to replace TSM for the GWDG use case.