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Stor c gregynog colloquium



Cardiff University presentation at Gregynog on StorC.

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  • 1. Planet Filestore and the StorC Project Paul RockInformation Services Cardiff University
  • 2. How much Power do Idle Disks Consume?NB: These disk arrays do not have “spin-down” features.
  • 3. High Performance Storage
  • 4. Tiered Storage as used in Planet Filestore
  • 5. Choosing Data Migration Criteria➢Start simple and conservative➢Used “Accessed Time” if you can... ➢ But often you cant
  • 6. What we used for Planet Filestore
  • 7. Different Kinds of University User●Group A is mainly administrative staff (993GB)●Group B is our Information Services directorate (287GB)●Group C mainly consists of undergraduate students (79GB)●Group D is a large research school (615GB)●Group E is a small cross-disciplinary research group (31GB)
  • 8. File Modification Dates
  • 9. How much Energy can we Save?
  • 10. Key Recommendations of Planet Filestore➢Calculate what environmental and economic savings can be made by adopting an automated tiered storage approach. ➢ Calculations based on manufacturers’ stated figures are normally sufficient.➢Disks should only be installed as required to minimise the amount of energy used by idle disks. ➢ Unless storage array has spin-down features.➢Consider whether appropriate similar technology may be applicable for other applications.
  • 11. So What Now?➢Continued dissemination➢Implementation at Cardiff University ➢ Rollout in production during 2011StorC Project➢
  • 12. StorC ProjectStorC Project➢ ➢ JISC project started in Feb 2011 ➢ Web based modelling tool to help to build a case for adoption. ➢ Industry default values – or customise with your own ➢ Available as a service on the UK Access Management Federation ➢ You can return to your work later to continue or show it to your boss.
  • 13. DemoPlease let us have any comments, feedback orideas.Also let us know if youd like to know when thetool is released.
  • 14. Links and #greeningict on twitter
  • 15. the end Any Questions? for:  Comments or ideas  More information  To be informed when the tool is released  A copy of these slides  meaningless discussion about anything  Interesting conversation about the perfect cup of tea email: