r11 - 09 Oct 2012 - 07:29:21 - MichaelErnstYou are here: TWiki >  Admins Web > FabricUpgradeP22


  • Place here anticipated hardware upgrade activities anticipated during this quarter (July 1 - September 30, 2012)
  • Update SiteCertificationP22 with progress, as appropriate.
  • At the end of the quarter we will update the US ATLAS Facility spreadsheet with newly deployed storage and compute resources (c.f. CapacitySummary).
  • Previously, FabricUpgradeP21


last phase:

this phase:

  • Procurement for a 2.7 PB (raw, ~2.2.PB usable) Storage System is underway. The system consists of five Nexsan E60 dual controller disk storage systems and ten E60 expansion systems. Each of the five E60's will have two E60 expansion chassis attached. All systems will be fully populated with 3TB disk drives (ninehundred disks for a total of 2,700TB). The storage system will be put behind existing server frontends, the latter connected to the network at 20 Gbps each.


last phase:
  • Storage in place from last quarter, but unpowered. Expect early August for power on using cfengine configuration.
this phase:
  • One storage server each at UM and MSU, consisting of
    • R720, 2xMD3260, 2xMD3060e
    • The storage consists of 4U units containing 60, 3TB disks each
    • MSU will purchase an additional R720 and split the storage between the two units
  • Additional shelves for existing storage servers
  • Expect total gain of about 1.1PB of usable storage


last phase:
  • No major procurement this quarter.
this phase:
  • Planning purchase of approximately 1 PB during this phase between UC and IU. UIUC will add 25 compute servers to its campus cluster, plus about 300 TB.
  • At UC, orders have been placed for 1080 TB (usable) plus an 10g switch
  • As of end of quarter, orders are being prepared for IU and UIUC procurements.
  • Electrical work ordered for UC's server room for two new racks of UPS power.


last phase:
  • No major procurements this quarter.
this phase:
  • Preparing for two new storage racks (r710/720/610 + md1200 3TB drives) to be ordered ASAP
  • Electrical work in machine room and configuration with Dell


last phase:
  • OU: no upgrades this quarter
  • UTA: Installed new 250KVA UPS at SWT2_CPB; deployed 111 R410's; Storage addition during next quarter
this phase:
  • UTA: Installed 480TB storage at SWT2_CPB
  • OU: ordered 160 TB DDN storage


last phase:
  • 1 R610 + 1 MD1220 and 12TB (raw) SSDs for testing.
  • 2 R610s to replace existing service machines by VMs (kvm)
this phase:
  • 6 R610 + 44 MD1200 w/ 3TB drives

-- RobertGardner - 08 Aug 2012

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