WLCG Archival Storage Group


The group has been formed to tackle two main themes

  • establish a knowledge-sharing community for those operating archival storage for WLCG
  • understand how to monitor usage of archival systems and optimise their exploitation by experiments

Main point of contact for all involved parties is wlcg-data-archival-storage@cernNOSPAMPLEASE.ch mailing list.

For low level tape technology related discussion there is also hep-tape-experts@cernNOSPAMPLEASE.ch mailing list.



When Where Description Participants Agenda
18th Jan 2019 CERN 6th Meeting   https://indico.cern.ch/event/790246/
27th Sep 2018 CERN 5th Meeting   https://indico.cern.ch/event/756338/
5th July 2018 CERN 4th Meeting   https://indico.cern.ch/event/739586/
7th May 2018 CERN 3rd Meeting   https://indico.cern.ch/event/724729/
16th April 2018 CERN 2nd Meeting   https://indico.cern.ch/event/722405/
21st Nov 2017 CERN WLCG Archival Storage Group 1st Meeting   https://indico.cern.ch/event/681096/
28-29 June 2010 SARA, Amsterdam T1T2Tape First Workshop ASGC, CC IN2P3, CERN, DESY, FNAL (evo), KIT, NDGF, RAL, SARA Indico key: t012

Sites configuration overview

Please include only equipment used for HEP data.

Site Libraries Total HEP Slots Drives Total HEP media capacity Software Contact Valid as of
CH - CERN 3 x IBM TS4500 55000 20 x LTO-8, 10 x TS1160, 46 x TS1155 350+ PB CASTOR tape-operations@cernNOSPAMPLEASE.ch Feb 2020
CA - Triumf 1xTS3500, 1xTS4500 7000 6xLTO5, 18xLTO6, 8xLTO7 18 PB Tapeguy simonliuxl@triumfNOSPAMPLEASE.ca Nov 2017
DE - KIT-GridKa 1xSL8500 10000 27xT10000D 78 PB IBM Spectrum Protect dataprotection@listsNOSPAMPLEASE.kit.edu Nov 2017
ES - PIC 1xSL8500 1xIBM TS4500 6300 4xLTO5, 8xT10000C, 5xT10000D, 6xLTO8 29 PB Enstore storage@picNOSPAMPLEASE.es Feb 2020
FR - CCIN2P3 4xSL8500 , 1xTFinity 40000 , 3200 56xT10000D , 12xTS1160 79 PB HPSS hpssmaster@ccNOSPAMPLEASE.in2p3.fr Feb 2020
GB - STFC-RAL 2xSL8500, 1xTFinity 10000, 6500 21xT10000D, 20xTS1160 60 PB CASTOR tim.folkes@stfcNOSPAMPLEASE.ac.uk Feb 2020
IT - INFN-CNAF 1xSL8500, 1xTS4500 14700 16xT10000D, 19xTS1160 74 PB IBM Spectrum Protect storage@listsNOSPAMPLEASE.cnaf.infn.it Feb 2020
KR - GSDC-KISTI 1xTS3500 800 8xTS1140 3.5 PB IBM Spectrum Protect + IBM Spectrum Scale sahn@kistiNOSPAMPLEASE.re.kr Nov 2017
NL - NIKHEF-SARA 2xSL8500 20000 10xT10000D, 18xLTO-8 18PB DMF fes-tg@surfsaraNOSPAMPLEASE.nl ds-tg@surfsaraNOSPAMPLEASE.nl Mar 2020
RU - NRC-KI 1xTS3500 2642 9xTS1140 7 PB Enstore gridops@gridNOSPAMPLEASE.kiae.ru Nov 2017
RU - JINR 1xTS3500 3240 11xLTO6 8 PB Enstore Владимир Трофимов (tvv@jinrNOSPAMPLEASE.ru) Nov 2017
Scandinavia - NDGF ?xTS3500 ? LTO, TS11XX 9 PB IBM Spectrum Protect + ENDIT support@ndgfNOSPAMPLEASE.org Nov 2017
TW - ASGC (no tape) TS3500 ? LTO4 ? CASTOR ? Jul 2010
US - BNL 4xSL8500 36000 LTO3, LTO4, LTO6, LTO7 44 PB HPSS Shigeki Misawa misawa@bnlNOSPAMPLEASE.gov Oct 2017
US - FNAL 5xSL8500, 2xTS4500 67000 92xLTO8, 61xT10000C, 23xT10000D, 18xLTO4 150+ PB Enstore oleynik@fnalNOSPAMPLEASE.gov Nov 2018

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