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We have developed remote data access for large volumes of data over the Wide Area Network based on the Lustre filesystem and Kerberos authentication for security. In this paper we explore a prototype for two-step data access from worker nodes at Florida Tier3 centers, located behind a firewall and using a private network, to data hosted on the Lustre filesystem at the University of Florida CMS Tier2 center. At the Tier3 center we use a client which mounts securely the Lustre filesystem and hosts an XrootD server. The worker nodes access the data from the Tier3 client using POSIX compliant tools via the XrootD-fs filesystem. We perform scalability tests with up to 200 jobs running in parallel on the Tier3 worker nodes.
G Kaganas et al 2014 J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 513 042037