Status and Trends in Networking at LHC Tier1 Facilities

A Bobyshev, P DeMar, V Grigaliunas, J Bigrow, B Hoeft, A Reymund
2012 Journal of Physics, Conference Series  
The LHC is entering its fourth year of production operation. Most Tier1 facilities have been in operation for almost a decade, when development and ramp-up efforts are included. LHC's distributed computing model is based on the availability of high capacity, high performance network facilities for both the WAN and LAN data movement, particularly within the Tier1 centers. As a result, the Tier1 centers tend to be on the leading edge of data center networking technology. In this paper, we analyze
more » ... past and current developments in Tier1 LAN networking, as well as extrapolating where we anticipate networking technology is heading. Our analysis will include examination into the following areas: • Evolution of Tier1 centers to their current state • Evolving data center networking models and how they apply to Tier-1 centers • Impact of emerging network technologies (e.g. 10GE-connected hosts, 40GE/100GE links, IPv6) on Tier-1 centers • Trends in WAN data movement and emergence of software-defined WAN network capabilities • Network virtualization FERMILAB-CONF-12-285-CD
doi:10.1088/1742-6596/396/4/042011 fatcat:bz6w3ndzjrcl7lk5d6dhk2qkte