On November 9th 2017, CNAF datacenter was flooded due to a broken waterworks pipe in a nearby street. Despite the waterproof doors, the water managed to enter the rooms of the data centers, seriously damaging electronic appliances, servers and storage equipment. We are working hard to restore the center as soon as possible. All INFN- National services and all Information systems applications are temporarily hosted at the Institute of Radioastronomy at CNR in Bologna, and are working. Several weeks are still needed for a complete recovery of the center.
Following an intense planning phase during last year, with INFN and in particular CNAF at the forefront, new projects EU-approved are starting. More details below. eXtreme-DataCloud (XDC): this project will develop scalable technologies for federating storage resources and managing data in highly distributed computing environments. The services provided will be capable of operating at the unprecedented scale required by the most demanding, data intensive, research experiments in Europe and Worldwide. XDC will be based on existing tools (TRL8+) that the project will enrich with new functionalities and plugins already available as prototypes (TRL6). The targeted platforms are the current and next generation e-Infrastructures deployed in Europe, such as the European […]