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May 19-20, 2019
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Tom Byrne

STFC
Storage sysadmin
Oxford, United Kingdom
The Science and Technology Facilities Council is a world-leading multi-disciplinary science organisation. We provide access to large-scale facilities across a range of physical and life sciences, enabling research and innovation in these areas. We do world-leading research, and need world-leading computing to facilitate it.
 
As a storage systems administrator for STFC, I've been working with Ceph for a number of years, and have been part of a team that manages several Ceph clusters for various use cases. The largest cluster 'Echo' currently has over five thousand disks and 50PB of raw capacity, and is used to store data for the LHC experiments at CERN.
 
Running a cluster at this scale has presented a unique set of challenges, and has allowed me to develop an understanding of how to make best use of Ceph to maximise efficiency, data security and performance. Since the last Cephalocon we have continued to scale Echo to meet the storage demands of the LHC Experiments, and encountered various scaling issues and performance problems.
 
I've talked about Echo at previous Cephalocon's and Ceph days, and have talked about Ceph at various conferences in the field of computing for high energy physics.

My Speakers Sessions

Monday, May 20
 

11:00 BST