What is SAM?

Sam is a file based data management and access layer between the Storage Management System and the data processing layers. The goal of this SAM is to optimize the use of data storage and delivery resources, such as tape mounts, drive usage, and network bandwidth. In order to facilitate this goal, the primary objectives are:

In addition, it is desired to unload the burden of individual file tracking from the analysis physicists, and place it onto the data management system. This is an added bonus integrated into the SAM system.

$Author: bellavan $
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Last modified: Fri Jan 14 1999