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What is it?

Rucio is a project that provides services and associated libraries for allowing scientific collaborations to manage large volumes of data spread across facilities at multiple institutions and organisations. Rucio was originally developed to meet the requirements of the high-energy physics experiment ATLAS, and is now continuously extended to support the LHC experiments and a diverse range of other scientific communities.

Scientific data management use case

Rucio serves the data needs of modern scientific experiments. Large amounts of data, countless numbers of files, heterogeneous storage systems, globally distributed data centres, monitoring and analytics. RUCIO is used by many scientific institutions including for example DUNE, LIGO, VIRGO, SKA and many others around the world, but also was a helpful tool during the Covid19 pandemic.