The fabric comprises the basic infrastructure required for the
LHC computing facility. Each Regional Centre will have its own well-managed
fabric providing a high level of availability. The larger centres
will have differing customers and constraints that will largely
dictate the detail of their choices of equipment and management
tools and policies.
The Fabric Area of the LCG project has a direct responsibility
for prototyping the Tier 0/1 centre at CERN.
The actual computing fabric is comprised of both the physical components
and the organizational infrastructure surrounding it including the
operations and management of the hardware, software and services.
It is assumed that the CERN fabric will be operated by the CERN
computer operations infrastructure.
The fabric components fall into three main groups:
- Fabric Hardware
- Fabric Management Software
- Data Management Software
Overview document of the Computing Fabric at CERN
Fabric area manager : Bernd