"Our priority is to ensure continuous access to data for researchers. The Fujitsu solution gives us the flexibility we need, making future expansion easy."
Alberto Ciampa Head of GRID and Calculation and Networks Service National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) Pisa section
INFN (National Institute for Nuclear Physics) is a public body that promotes and coordinates research into the fundamental constituents of matter and carries out theoretical and experimental activities in the fields of sub nuclear, nuclear and astroparticle physics. The Pisa section conducts research in close collaboration with various academic institutions in Italy, but mainly works with a number of international institutions equipped with particle accelerators, in particular CERN in Geneva. To analyze data, it has a computation model that is spread over several sites, providing its network of physicists with the computing and physical resources necessary for their work.
In terms of computing power INFN Pisa runs the second largest installation of the entire network of INFN institutes in Italy. The role of Tier2 institutions in the CMS research project requires a huge amount of data storage capability – easily accessible to the scientific
Beside the ability to manage storage capacity flexibly, the institute is highly dependent on consistent performance to cope with the proliferating amount of data. FUJITSU Storage ETERNUS DX8700 S3 system was installed and integrated into the existing infrastructure.
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