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1 xrootd Update OSG All Hands Meeting University of Nebraska March 19-23, 2012 Andrew Hanushevsky, SLAC

2 March 19-22, 20122OSG AHM Outline Additions & Changes (available now in 3.1.1) On the horizon (anticipated for 3.2 release 3Q12) Near future (anticipated for 3.3 release) The xrootd collaboration Conclusion Acknowledgements

3 March 19-22, 20123OSG AHM Additions & Changes (3.1) Extended Attribute Framework Integrated checksums Shared-Everything File System Support Static ENOENT redirection Enhances creation of new topologies Caching proxy server Federated site shares Monitoring Extended Read-fork-read client

4 March 19-22, 20124OSG AHM Agnostic Extended Attributes FS-Independent Extended Attribute Framework Used to save file-specific information File system must support extended attributes Current Attributes XrdCks.xxxxxx (e.g. md5) checksum XrdFrm.yyyFile Residency Manager information Future Attributes Original file creator Extended Access Information Number of parallel readers, % read, access time Can be used for better migration/purging

5 March 19-22, 20125OSG AHM Integrated Checksums Originally, checksums supported via callout Now, xrootd internally handles checksums xrootd.chksum [max num] {adler32|crc32|md5} Add new ones via ofs.ckslib directive and plug-in Checksum saved in extended attributes Returned on query Automatically recomputed when file changes Can be disabled External program not needed; but still supported

6 March 19-22, 20126OSG AHM Shared FS Support The problem The solution Use cms.dfs directive to eliminate duplicate hits Many tuning options available Lookup at redirector, limits, caching, etc See Redirector Data Server Client Shared FS open(x)stat(x)have(x) dCache GPFS HDFS Lustre etc

7 March 19-22, 20127OSG AHM Static ENOENT Redirection What we envisioned... xyzzy is a caching proxy server or proxy cluster Provides high performance WAN access Client accesses data via WAN in this case Redirector Data Server Client open(x) have(x) xyzzy:1234 ? goto xyzzy:1234 open(x) if redirector_host xrootd.redirect ? / xyzzy:1234 fi

8 March 19-22, 20128OSG AHM What Others Envisioned! Client all.manager meta C all.manager meta global if redirector C xrootd.redirect ? / global:1234 fi Region ARegion BRegion C Global Redirector Site 1Site 2Site 3Site 4Site 5Site 6Site 7Site 8 Redirector ARedirector BRedirector C open(x) ? goto xyzzy:1234 exclude region A open(x)

9 March 19-22, 20129OSG AHM Caching Proxy Server The proxy server plug-in has in-memory cache Must be enabled via pss.memcache directive Many tuning options; some of which are... Cache and page size Read ahead size Maximum block size to cache Root file access optimization See

10 March 19-22, 201210OSG AHM Federated Site Shares The problem What to do if sites do not want to be equal? Use cms.sched directive to establish site share Use the gshr and gsdflt options See Meta Manager Site A Site B Site C Client Each site gets an equal number of requests all things being equal

11 March 19-22, 201211OSG AHM Monitoring Readv requests fully monitored By default, only a readv request summary provided Can request a full unwind of a readv request Per client I/O monitoring now flushable Before, I/O statistics flushed when buffer full Can specify a flush window Based on code provided by Matevz Tadel, CMS Authentication can now be fully monitored

12 March 19-22, 201212OSG AHM Read-Fork-Read Client The current client allows forking This allows sharing data between processes Read conditions data Fork n times for parallel processing Read event data using pre-read conditions data Extensively used by CMS Substantially reduces memory load Critical for large multi-core worker nodes

13 March 19-22, 201213OSG AHM git & cmake & EPEL Now using git repository for source code git clone Standardized on cmake for builds See README file in the top level source directory Adhering to EPEL guidelines All ‘.a’ files are replaced by ‘.so’ files Caused increase in number of files We consolidated libraries; but more than we would like Unfortunately, changing things afterwards is difficult in EPEL

14 March 19-22, 201214OSG AHM On the horizon (3.2) New fully asynchronous client Guards against low performing servers To be added in subsequent release Extended monitoring Redirect information Authentication summary information Integrated 3 rd party copy Allows client directed server-to-server copies Dropping RH4 support

15 March 19-22, 201215OSG AHM Things Within A Year (3.3+) Disk Caching Proxy Server Extension of memory caching (UCSD effort) Automatic checksum validation Integrated alerts New more effective async I/O model IPV6

16 March 19-22, 201216OSG AHM Xrootd Collaboration Mutually interested institutions contributing effort for development and maintenance SLAC (founder) CERN (2010) Duke (spring 2011) JINR (fall 2011) UCSD (winter 2011) Newest member!

17 March 19-22, 201217OSG AHM Conclusion xrootd xrootd is under active development Always looking for new ideas Feel free to suggest them Be a contributor You too can contribute to the code base xrootd Consider joining the xrootd collaboration It costs no money to join See more at

18 March 19-22, 201218OSG AHM Acknowledgements Current Software Contributors ATLAS: Doug Benjamin, Patrick McGuigan, Danila Oleynik, Artem Petrosyan CERN: Fabrizio Furano, Lukasz Janyst, Andreas Peters, David Smith CMS: Brian Bockelman (unl), Matevz Tadel (ucsd) Duke: Douglas Benjamin Fermi/GLAST: Tony Johnson BeStMan LBNL: Alex Sim, Junmin Gu, Vijaya Natarajan (BeStMan team) Root: Gerri Ganis, Beterand Bellenet, Fons Rademakers OSG: Tim Cartwright, Tanya Levshina SLAC: Andrew Hanushevsky, Wilko Kroeger, Daniel Wang, Wei Yang Operational Collaborators ANL, BNL, CERN, FZK, IN2P3, SLAC, UCSD, UTA, UoC, UNL, UVIC, UWisc US Department of Energy Contract DE-AC02-76SF00515 with Stanford University

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