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Finalizing Transition to the New Data Center at BNL

May 9, 2023, 11:00 AM
Marriott Ballroom IV (Norfolk Waterside Marriott)

Marriott Ballroom IV

Norfolk Waterside Marriott

235 East Main Street Norfolk, VA 23510
Oral Track 7 - Facilities and Virtualization Track 7 - Facilities and Virtualization


Mr Zaytsev, Alexandr (Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL))


Computational science, data management and analysis have been key factors in the success of Brookhaven National Laboratory's scientific programs at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), the National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS-II), the Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN), and in biological, atmospheric, and energy systems science, Lattice Quantum Chromodynamics (LQCD) and Materials Science, as well as our participation in international research collaborations, such as the ATLAS Experiment at Europe's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN (Switzerland) and the Belle II Experiment at KEK (Japan). The construction of a new data center is an acknowledgement of the increasing demand for computing and storage services at BNL in the near term and enable the Lab to address the needs of the future experiments at the High-Luminosity LHC at CERN and the Electron-Ion Collider (EIC) at BNL in the long term. The Computing Facility Revitalization (CFR) project is aimed at repurposing the former National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS-I) building as the new data center for BNL. The construction of the new data center was finished in 2021Q3, and it was delivered for production in early FY2022 for all collaborations supported by the Scientific Data and Computing Center (SDCC), including: STAR, PHENIX and sPHENIX experiments at RHIC collider at BNL, the Belle II Experiment at KEK (Japan), and the Computational Science Initiative at BNL (CSI). The extension of the central network systems into the new data center and the migration of a significant portion of IT load and services from the existing data center to the new data center has been underway for the duration of the first year of operations. The deployment of four new IBM TS4500 tape libraries was carried out in FY2022 as well for BNL ATLAS Tier-1 Site and sPHENIX experiment at RHIC for which the first period of data taking is expected to be carried out later in FY2023. This presentation will highlight the key mechanical, electrical, and networking components of the new data center in its final configuration as used in production since 2021Q4. Also, we will overview the IT payload deployment operations performed so far in the new data and describe plans to complete the gradual IT equipment replacement and migration from the old data center into the new one to be completed by the end of FY2023 (Sep 30, 2023). We will also show the expected state of occupancy and infrastructure utilization for the new data center up to FY2027 and further upgrade steps for its infrastructure needed in that period.

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Mr Zaytsev, Alexandr (Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL))


Mr Latif, Imran (Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL)) Dr Misawa, Shigeki (Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL))

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