ON THE ECONOMICS OF HUGE REQUIREMENTS OF THE MASS STORAGE - A Case Study of the AGATA Project

Víctor Méndez Muñoz, Mohammed Kaci, Andrés Gadea, José Salt

Abstract

The AGATA is a shell detector for gamma-ray spectroscopy. At the present stage of the project the AGATA collaboration is running an AGATA-demonstrator, which is a small part (only 12 Germanium crystals) of the future full AGATA spectrometer (180 crystals). The AGATA-demonstrator is producing a huge amount of raw-data with a high throughput. This paper focuses on the economics study regarding various options of data storage for the AGATA spectrometer. We discuss the raw-data storage requirements on the demonstrator and the forecasted storage size requirements for the full AGATA spectrometer. We also analyze the data communication requirements. The case study focuses in costs analysis of three options: a dedicated storage, a Grid storage and a Cloud storage service. In this manner, we explain how a huge size mass storage can be affordable, and why the costs savings depends more in the particularity of the problems than in general estimations. The results show a lower total costs for the Grid option.

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Méndez Muñoz V., Kaci M., Gadea A. and Salt J. (2011). ON THE ECONOMICS OF HUGE REQUIREMENTS OF THE MASS STORAGE - A Case Study of the AGATA Project . In Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - Volume 1: CLOSER, ISBN 978-989-8425-52-2, pages 507-511. DOI: 10.5220/0003380505070511


in Bibtex Style

@conference{closer11,
author={Víctor Méndez Muñoz and Mohammed Kaci and Andrés Gadea and José Salt},
title={ON THE ECONOMICS OF HUGE REQUIREMENTS OF THE MASS STORAGE - A Case Study of the AGATA Project},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - Volume 1: CLOSER,},
year={2011},
pages={507-511},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003380505070511},
isbn={978-989-8425-52-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - Volume 1: CLOSER,
TI - ON THE ECONOMICS OF HUGE REQUIREMENTS OF THE MASS STORAGE - A Case Study of the AGATA Project
SN - 978-989-8425-52-2
AU - Méndez Muñoz V.
AU - Kaci M.
AU - Gadea A.
AU - Salt J.
PY - 2011
SP - 507
EP - 511
DO - 10.5220/0003380505070511