Storing data from fusion experiments at the National Storage Laboratory

D.N. Butner, W.H. Meyer
15th IEEE/NPSS Symposium. Fusion Engineering  
Q , ABSTRACT The National Storage Laboratory (NSL) at the National Energy Research Supercomputer Center (NERSC) is a prototype facility which Is developing data storage and retrieval techniques / using hardware that Includes a hierarchy of storage devlees. The ultimate goal is to store terabytes of data and achieve rapid retrieval times compatible with the type of media where the data is s_red. Files stored in the NSL are accessed directly using the Network File System (NFS); In the future, the
more » ... In the future, the Andrew File System (AFS) is expected to be used. System level control of files is available using the File Transfer Protocol (FTP) or a set of program-callable routines. We have experimented with storing and retrieving data from fusion experiments at LLNL and at General Atomics in San Diego, California, using computers \ / running UNIX and VMS operating systems. We discuss some --_ M_rlte Issues associated with accessing flies whose names are known, but which are not Immediately available, the time required for -.,_------cacne retrieval, and other pertinent parameters.
doi:10.1109/fusion.1993.518299 fatcat:fncwlt3iurgftdxzskzesqtbnq