Note: some of these links may be restricted to users associated with respective LHC experiments. This will be resolved at a later date (i.e. relevant and public information extracted, reduced and systematized).
- "SFO" means subfarm output processor. It's function is to receive event data which passed triggers of all levels and assemble it before committing to mass storage
managed by CERN central services. SFO nodes use XFS file system for data storage.
ATLAS Dynamic Data Management
Misc ATLAS Storage
- ATLAS Storage at CERN (main link)
- ATLAS Migration of disk pools from CASTOR to EOS
- ATLAS documentation - Tier-0 expert on call notes
- General description of ATLAS - some basic data rates references
- "storman" - the system that moves data from the detector to mass storage
- github repository
- in CMS, information about the raw data files status in the processing chain is kept in a dedicated database, but such files are not registered in the metadata sense.
CERN Data Storage
General CERN Storage Info
- In early 2000s, the CASTOR system was deployed at CERN which provides front-end to mass storage, in the form of both tape and disk pools. In early 2010s, the disk pools were largely migrated to EOS, a newer and high-performance system based on XRootD which has better functionality for managing large disk pools. CASTOR is still used for custodial data on tape.
- Overview of LHC storage operations at CERN
- Technology and Storage Infrastructure group at CERN
- CDR (Central Data Recording, not to be confused with Conceptual Design Report)