CS Document 3279-v2
Storage Services for the Fermilab Grid Facility
- Public document
- In preparation for the FY10 budget, the Grid Facility Department has initiated an investigation on the adequacy of the storage services provided in conjunction with the Fermilab Grid Facility (FermiGrid). The user communities of FermiGrid have a variety of use cases and access patterns that sometimes strain the storage services currently available. This document describes recently reported problems with storage access from FermiGrid and the current and future use cases of storage access for the FermiGrid user community. This description can be used to allocate the appropriate effort to prepare the facility to support the problematic storage use cases or to work with our stakeholders to modify these problematic use cases. This information will form the basis for a set of recommendations on how stakeholders should use the storage services provided via the Grid.