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SweStore - Swedish Storage infrastructure

SNIC has created a storage infrastructure to complement the computational resource.

In scientific areas such as high energy physics (e.g., the Large Hadron Collider at CERN), climate modelling, bioinformatics, bioimaging etc., the production of research data is increasing dramatically. To serve these and other user communities, SNIC has created a storage infrastructure that takes into account the needs from many scientific disciplines.

Presently, the infrastructure is composed of two parts:


Each of the SNIC partners operates centre storage. This is a storage solution that lives independently of the SNIC computing resources and can be accessed from all such resources at the centre. The centres have a common method for accessing the local centre storage, using common names for environment variables. 


The aim of the nationally accessible storage is to build a robust, flexible and expandable system that can be used in most cases where access to large scale storage is needed. To the user, it appear as a single large system, while it is desirable that some parts of the system are distributed to benefit from the advantages of, among other things, locality and cache effects. The system is intended as a versatile long-term storage system.


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