4th Fenix Webinar: How to make best use of ICEI storage resources

10 Mar 2020
Place: Online

We are excited to announce the 4th free-of-charge Fenix Infrastructure Webinar "How to make best use of ICEI storage resources" to take place on Tuesday 10 March at 15:00 CET. Read all the details below and register at: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_C2yrvC9BSF-NzAH8q8oCyA

Date and Time: Tuesday 10 March 2020 15:00-16:00 CET

Cost: Free of charge

Speaker: Thorsten Hater (Jülich Supercomputing Centre)

Description: ICEI offers two different classes of storage: Active and Archival Data Repositories. In this webinar we will outline the principles of the underlying architectures for both, demonstrate how to leverage them for scientific workflows, and summarise current best practices for achieving high performance.

Who should attend?

  • HPC infrastructure users

  • Neuroscientists

  • Data management and curation teams

Main takeaways

  • Storage organisation and its impact on performance

  • Differences between storage architecture


  • Introduction to the general concept: Active versus archival data repositories
  • Active data repositories = parallel file systems with POSIX API
    • Typical organisation of PFS
    • How to optimise use of PFS, e.g. dos and don'ts
    • Selected I/O libraries (e.g. MPI I/O, parallel HDF5)
  • Archival data repositories
    • Object store architecture
    • How to optimise use of ARD
    • Swift performance results


Register at: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_C2yrvC9BSF-NzAH8q8oCyA

The webinar has been recorded and the full recording and presentation slides are now available on the Fenix Webinars page.

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Fenix has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme through the ICEI project under the grant agreement No. 800858.