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Dune NVMe SSD Data Storage System

Dune Experiment
Dune Experiment

The Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE http://www.dunescience.org/) stores as much data possible if a potential Super Nova is detected. This will be done by writing to NVMe attached storage. Approximately 300 devices will be written to in parallel for each 10 kTonne neutrino detector module. Beam are assisting the Bristol University Physics department with the design and development of the NVMe data storage system for this system. In particular we will be implementing the FPGA VHDL firmware to enable access to the NVMe devices being used to store the precious data.

The system is able to store 120 TeraBytes of incoming data at a rate of 600 GigaBytes per second!