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Thursday, November 19 • 4:50pm - 5:25pm
Speeding Up Analysis Pipelines with Remote Container Images - Ricardo Rocha & Spyridon Trigazis, CERN

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Containers have taken a key role in the daily life of physicists at CERN, helping with packaging and sharing code as well as ensuring analysis reproducibility. This session will describe how processes have been adapted to containerize software releases of tens of gigabytes, and how they're used to process hundreds of petabytes of new data every year. In particular, it will focus on how container images are distributed in a large network of connected sites across the world and show how lazy loading of container images using the containerd remote snapshotter has ensured a flat startup time under 6 seconds while dramatically reducing network traffic. A live demo will include a real physics analysis pipeline of hundreds of parallel jobs using the setup described above.

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Ricardo Rocha

Computing Engineer, CERN
Ricardo is a Computing Engineer in the CERN cloud team focusing on containerized deployments, networking and more recently machine learning platforms. He has pushed for several years the internal effort to transition services and workloads to use cloud native technologies, as well... Read More →
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Spyros Trigazis

Computing Engineer, CERN
Spyros Trigazis is a computing engineer and a member of the CERN Cloud infrastructure team which provides computing resources to the High Energy Physics community. He has been contributing to open source projects like Fedora, Kubernetes and OpenStack.



Thursday November 19, 2020 4:50pm - 5:25pm EST
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