Distributed caching system for multi-site DPM storage
INFN, Napoli Unit,
Complesso Universitario M. S. Angelo Ed. 6, Via Cintia, 80126 Napoli, Italy,
2 INFN, Roma1 Unit, Piazzale Aldo Moro 2, 00185 Roma, Italy
3 INFN, Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati, Via Enrico Fermi 40, 00044 Frascati (Roma), Italy
∗ Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Published online: 17 September 2019
The main goal of this work, in the context of WLCG, is to test a storage setup where the storage areas are geographically distributed and the system provides some pools behaving as data caches. Users can find data needed for their analysis in a local cache and process them locally. We first demonstrate that the distributed setup for a DPM storage is almost transparent to the users, in terms of performance and functionalities. Then, we implement a mechanism to fill the storage cache with data registered in Rucio Data Management system and we test it, running a physics analysis that gets its input data from the cache. Thus we demonstrate that the use of such a system can be useful for diskless sites with a local cache only, allowing to optimize the distribution and analysis of experimental data.
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