After a brief assessment of data handling solutions adopted
in High Energy Physics and beyond, we arrived to a
reduced list of recommendable architectures, and to just
two classes of storage to look at:
Shared Home Directories,
and Large Scalable Shared Areas needed for batch farms. The two
classes differ mainly in file sizes, in the volume of archive,
and in performance and scalability requirements.
As of June 2007, the Storage Working Group is preparing a summary
wiki matrix for the principal recommended data access solutions.
We will be covering some aspects of the underlying hardware as well.
The wiki pages may be reached by clicking on the
link on the left. These pages will continue being updated on the best effort basis.
We invite anybody who is willing to contribute to contact us to get the
appropriate wiki password.