Ceph use case : proteomic analysis

The UMR de Génétique Végétale is a state funded french research facility located in a historical monument: a large farm surrounded by fields harvested for experiments. Johann Joets was assigned a most unusual mission : setup a state of the art datacenter in a former pigsty. His colleague Olivier Langella does the system administration for PAPPSO and researched an extendable storage solution able to transparently sustain the loss of any hardware component. A simple Ceph setup was chosen and is in use since 2012.

The roof above the pigsty turned into machine room
R515 Ceph node and switch on top

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