A. Bertocchi, G. Buceti, C. Centioli, F. Iannone, M. Panella, V. Vitale
In the last three years, the architecture of Frascati Tokamak Upgrade (FTU) experimental database has undergone meaningful modifications, as data and codes migration from mainframe to UNIX platforms  and AFS (Andrew File System) adoption as distribuited file system . Next improvement we added regards data storage system. The choice of SAN (Storage Area Network) over Fibre Channel , which include two 100MB/s Fabric topologies channels, combined with power and flexibility of AFS, makes data management over FTU very reliable. Performance tests have been set up, showing better transfer rate than previous system, based on JBOD modules with SCSI connection. A description of new storage system will be presented, focusing particularly on reliability for AFS multi-platform clients to access experimental data quickly and safely, with high availability made possible by RAID technology. Results will also be presented about tests carried out on two different systems, to make evidence the better price/performance ratio of new architecture.
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