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|
XRootD and Object Store: A new paradigm
STFC Rutherford Appleton Lab, Harwell, UK
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Published online: 16 November 2020
The XRootD software framework is essential for data access at WLCG sites. The WLCG community is exploring and expanding XRootD functionality. This presents a particular challenge at the RAL Tier-1 as the Echo storage service is a Ceph based Erasure Coded object store. External access to Echo uses gateway machines which run GridFTP and caching servers. Local jobs access Echo via caches on every worker node, but it is clear there are inefficiencies in the system. Remote jobs also access data via XRootD on Echo. For CMS jobs this is via the AAA service. ATLAS, who are consolidating their storage at fewer sites, are increasingly accessing job input data remotely. This paper describes the continuing work to optimise both local and remote data access by testing different caching methods.
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