Design and first tests of the CDF Run 2 farms

Citation
J. Antos et al., Design and first tests of the CDF Run 2 farms, COMP PHYS C, 140(1-2), 2001, pp. 239-245
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Physics
Journal title
COMPUTER PHYSICS COMMUNICATIONS
ISSN journal
0010-4655 → ACNP
Volume
140
Issue
1-2
Year of publication
2001
Pages
239 - 245
Database
ISI
SICI code
0010-4655(20011015)140:1-2<239:DAFTOT>2.0.ZU;2-B
Abstract
The high energy physics experiment CDF, located in the anti-proton-proton c ollider at Fermilab, will write data in Run 2 at a rate of 20 MByte/s, twen ty times the rate of Run 1. The offline production system must be able to h andle this rate. Components of that system include a large PC farm, I/O sys tems to read/write data to and from mass storage, and a system to split the reconstructed data into physics streams which are required for analysis. A ll of the components must work together seamlessly to ensure the necessary throughput. A description will be given of the overall hardware and softwar e design for the system. A small prototype farm has been used for about one year to study performance, to test software designs and for the first Mock Data Challenge. Results from the tests and experience from the first Mock Data Challenge will be discussed. The hardware for the first production far m is in place and will be used for the second Mock Data Challenge. Finally, the possible scaling of the system to handle larger rates foreseen later i n Run 2 will be described. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserv ed.