EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 245, 202024th International Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics (CHEP 2019)
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||4 - Data Organisation, Management and Access|
|Published online||16 November 2020|
The Dynafed data federator as a grid site storage element
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2 TRIUMF, 4004 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 2A3, Canada
3 CERN, Esplanade des Particules 1, 1211 Geneva 23
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Published online: 16 November 2020
The Dynafed data federator is designed to present a dynamic and unified view of a distributed file repository. We describe our use of Dynafed to construct a production-ready WLCG storage element (SE) using existing grid storage endpoints as well as object storage. Dynafed is used as the primary SE for the Canadian distributed computing cloud systems for the Belle-II experiment, where we use it in production for reading input files. We have run up to 6,000 Belle-II jobs simultaneously on distributed cloud resources, requiring the transfer of approximately 60 TB of input data per day. Similarly, we have been using a Dynafed-based SE in pre-production testing for the ATLAS experiment. We will describe the configuration of Dynafed to make it suitable as a WLCG SE. In particular, we will highlight the improvements within Dynafed that make it possible to do checksum based file verification and 3rd-party file copy via WebDAV. We will also report on a new monitoring system and an automated system that collects storage information from all endpoints.
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