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  1. Luca dell’Agnello Stefano Zani (INFN – CNAF, Italy) III CCR Workshop May 24-27 2004 Soluzioni HW per il Tier 1 al CNAF

  2. Tier1 • INFN computing facility for HEP community • Ending prototype phase last year, now fully operational • Location: INFN-CNAF, Bologna (Italy) • One of the main nodes on GARR network • Personnel: ~ 10 FTE’s • ~ 3 FTE's dedicated to experiments • Multi-experiment • LHC experiments(Alice, Atlas, CMS, LHCb), Virgo, CDF, BABAR, AMS, MAGIC, ... • Resources dynamically assigned to experiments according to their needs • 50% of the Italian resource for LCG • Participation to experiments data challenge • Integrated with Italian Grid • Resources accessible also in traditional way

  3. Logistics • Recently moved to a new location (last January) • Hall in the basement (-2nd floor) • ~ 1000 m2 of total space • Computing Nodes • Storage Devices • Electric Power System (UPS) • Cooling and Air conditioning system • Garr GPop • Easily accessible with lorries from the road • Not suitable for office use (remote control needed)

  4. Electric Power • Electric Power Generator • 1250 KVA (~ 1000 KW)  up to 160 racks • Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) • Located into a separate room (conditioned and ventilated) • 800 KVA (~ 640 KW) • 380 V three-phase distributed to all racks (Blindo) • Rack power controls output 3 independent 220 V lines for computers • Rack power controls sustain burden up to 16 or 32 A • 32 A power controls needed for Xeon 36 bi-processors racks • 3 APC power distribution modules (24 outlets each) • Completely programmable (allows gradual servers switching on) • Remotely manageable via web • 380 V three-phase for other devices (tape libraries, air conditioning, etc…)

  5. Cooling & Air Conditioning • RLS (Airwell) on the roof • ~ 700 KW • Water cooling • Need “booster pump” (20 mts T1  roof) • Noise insulation • 1 Air Conditioning Unit (uses 20% of RLS refreshing power and controls humidity) • 12 Local Cooling Systems (Hiross) in the computing room

  6. WN typical Rack Composition • Power Controls (3U) • 1 network switch (1-2U) • 48 FE copper interfaces • 2 GE fiber uplinks • 34-36 1U WNs • Connected to network switch via FE • Connected to KVM system

  7. Remote console control • Paragon UTM8 (Raritan) • 8 Analog (UTP/Fiber) output connections • Supports up to 32 daisy chains of 40 nodes (UKVMSPD modules needed) • Costs: 6 KEuro + 125 Euro/server (UKVMSPD module) • IP-reach (expansion to support IP transport) evaluted but not used • Autoview 2000R (Avocent) • 1 Analog + 2 Digital (IP transport) output connections • Supports connections up to 16 nodes • Optional expansion to 16x8 nodes • Compatible with Paragon (“gateway” to IP) • Evaluating Cyclades Alterpath KVM via serial line (cheaper)

  8. Networking (1) • Main Network infrastructure based on optical fibres (~ 20 Km) • To ease adoption of new (High Performances) transmission technologies • To insure a better electrical insulation on long distances • Local (Rack wide) links with UTP (copper) cables • LAN has a “classical” star topology • GE core switch (Enterasys ER16) • NEW core switch is going to be shipped (Next july) • 120 Gbit Fiber (Scale up to 480 ports) • 12 10 Gbit Ethernet (Scale up to max 48 ports) • Farms up-link via GE trunk (Channel) to core switch • Disk Servers directly connected to GE switch (mainly fibre)

  9. Networking (2) • WN's connected via FE to rack switch (1 switch per rack) • Not a single brand for switches (as for wn's) • 3 Extreme Summit 48 FE + 2 GE ports • 3 3550 Cisco 48 FE + 2 GE ports • 8 Enterasys 48 FE 2GE ports • 7 switch Summit400 48 GE copper + 2 GE ports + (2x10Gb ready) • Homogeneous characteristics • 48 Copper Ethernet ports • Support of main standards (e.g. 802.1q) • 2 Gigabit up-links (optical fibers) to core switch • CNAF interconnected to GARR-G backbone at 1 Gbps. • Giga-PoP co-located • 2 x 1 Gbps test links to CERN, Karlsruhe

  10. FarmSW2(Dell) FarmSW3(IBM) FarmSWG1 FarmSW12 FarmSW10 FarmSW11 FarmSW6 FarmSW9 FarmSW7 FarmSW8 FarmSW1 Bo 12KGP SAN LHCBSW1 Babar SW NAS4 DELL AXUS Infortrend STK FarmSW5(3Com) NAS1 NAS3 NAS2 FarmSW4(IBM3) Catalyst3550 Network Configuration Internal services SSR8600 1st Floor F.C. F.C. F.C. F.C. F.C. FarmSWG2 Disk Server F.C. 131.154.99.121 T1 S.Zani

  11. L2 Configuration • Each Experiment has its own VLAN • Solution adopted for complete granularity • Port based VLAN • VLAN identifiers are propagated across switches (802.1q) • Avoid recabling (or physical moving) of machines to change farm topology • Level 2 isolation of farms • Possibility to define multi-tag (Trunk) ports (for servers)

  12. Power Switches • 2 models used at Tier1: • “Old” APC MasterSwitch Control Unit AP9224 controlling 3x8 outlets 9222 PDU from 1 Ethernet • “New” APC PDU Control Unit AP7951 controlling 24 outlets from 1 Ethernet • “zero” Rack Unit (vertical mount) • Access to the configuration/control menu via serial/telnet/web/snmp • 1 Dedicated machine running APC Infrastruxure Manager Software (in progress) See also: http://www.cnaf.infn.it/cnafdoc/CD0044.doc

  13. Remote Power Distribution Unit Screenshot of APC Infrastruxure Manager Software with the status of all TIER1 PDU

  14. Computing units • ~ 400 1U rack-mountable Intel dual processor servers • 800 MHz – 2.4 GHz • ~ 240 wn’s (~ 480 CPU’s) available for LCG • To be shipped June 2004: • 32 1U bi-processors Pentium 2.4 GHz • 350 1U bi-processors Pentium IV 3.06 GHz • 2 x 120 GB HDs • 4 GB RAM • 2159 euro each • Tendering: • HPC farm with MPI • Servers interconnected via Infiniband • Opteron farm (near future) • To allow experiments to test their software on AMD architecture

  15. Storage Resources ~50 TB RAW Disk Space ON LINE. • NAS • NAS1+NAS4 (3Ware low cost) Tot 4.2 TB • NAS2+NAS3 (Procom) Tot 13.2 TB • SAN • Dell Powervault 660f Tot 7 TB • Axus (Brownie) Tot 2 TB • STK Bladestore Tot 9 TB • Infortrend ES A16F-R Tot 12 TB • IBM Fast-T 900 (in few weeks) Tot 150 TB See also: http://www.lnf.infn.it/sis/preprint/pdf/INFN-TC-03-19.pdf

  16. STORAGE resource CLIENT SIDE STK180 with 100 LTO (10Tbyte Native) CASTOR Server+staging WAN or TIER1 LAN RAIDTEC 1800 Gbyte 2 SCSI interfaces IDE NAS1,NAS4 Nas4.cnaf.infn.it 1800+2000 Gbyte CDF LHCB STK L5500 robot (max 5000) 6 LTO-2 Gadzoox Slingshot FC Switch 18 port Fileserver CMS diskserv-cms-1 Fileserver Fcds2 Alias diskserv-ams-1 diskserv-atlas-1 Infortrend ES A16F-R 12 TB PROCOM NAS2 Nas2.cnaf.infn.it 8100 Gbyte VIRGO ATLAS PROCOM NAS3 Nas3.cnaf.infn.it 4700 Gbyte ALICE ATLAS AXUS BROWIE Circa 2200 GByte 2 FC interface DELL POWERVAULT 7100 GByte 2 FC interface STK BladeStore Circa 10000 GByte 4 FC interface FAIL-OVER support

  17. Storage management and access (1) • Tier1 storage resources accessible as classical storage or via grid • Non grid disk storage accessible via NFS • Generic WN’s also have AFS client • NFS mount volumes configured via autofs and ldap • unique configuration repository eases maintenance • in progress: integration of ldap configuration with Tier1 db data • Scalability issues with NFS • Experienced stalled mount points • Recent nfs versions use synchronous export: needed to revert to async and use reduced rsize and wsize to avoid huge amount of retransmissions

  18. Storage management and access (2) • Part of disk storage used as front-end to CASTOR • Balance between disk and CASTOR according to experiments needs • 1 stager for each experiment (installation in progress) • CASTOR accessible both directly or via grid • CASTOR SE available • ALICE Data Challenge used CASTOR architecture • Feedback to CASTOR team • Need optimization for file restaging

  19. Tier1 Database • Resource database and management interface • Postgres database as back end • Web interface (apache+mod_ssl+php) • Hw servers characteristics • Sw servers configuration • Servers allocation • Possible direct access to db for some applications • Monitoring system • Nagios • Interface to configure switches and interoperate with installation system. • Vlan tags • dns • dhcp

  20. Installation issues • Centralized installation system • LCFG (EDG WP4) • Integration with a central Tier1 db • Moving from a farm to another implies just changes in IP address (not name) • Unique dhcp server for all VLANs • Support for DDNS (cr.cnaf.infn.it) • Investigating Quattor for future needs

  21. Our Desired Solution for Resource Access • SHARED RESOURCES among all experiments • Priorities and reservations managed by the scheduler • Most of Tier1 computing machines installed as LCG Worker Nodes, with light modifications to support more VOs • Application Software not directly installed on WNs but accessed from outside (NFS, AFS, …) • One or more Resource Manager to manage all the WNs in a centralized way • Standard way to access Storage for each application