WLCG Collaboration Workshop (Tier0/Tier1/Tier2)

Europe/Zurich
Co-located with CHEP 2009 (Prague)

Co-located with CHEP 2009

Prague

Description
This workshop will have a strong WLCG operations focus. Topics include:
  • Service operations, e.g. data management & storage services, databases, analysis services;
  • Operations procedures and tools - reporting of problems, escalation, "Service Incident Reports", suspension of sites in case of major and/or prolonged problems (response targets etc.)
  • Downtime handling: scheduled, unscheduled, at risk etc.
  • Support issues: use of team and alarm tickets, targets for response to incidents, ...
  • Monitoring: VO-views, site views, aligning official availability with VO tests and production results, ...
Prague metro map
WLCG Beer Tasting Session
  • Saturday, 21 March 2009
    • 09:30 09:40
      Workshop introduction, goals and logistics 10m
      Speakers: Dr. Jamie Shiers (CERN) , Milos Lokajicek
      CHEP 2009 home page
      Slides
    • 09:40 09:45
      Status of the LHC Machine - Timeline included in following report 5m
      Agenda of Chamonix 2009 LHC Performance workshop
      Summary of Chamonix workshop
    • 09:45 10:30
      WLCG Roadmap for 2009/2010 45m
      Speaker: Dr. Ian Bird (CERN)
      Slides
    • 10:30 11:00
      coffee break
    • 11:00 12:20
      Experiment Roadmaps for 2009/2010 1h 20m

      Based on proposal from Luca, Fabio and Gonzalo, itself based on the LHCb style. See here for more information.


      Assumes an LHC run from September / October 2009 until autumn 2010, with only a short break at Christmas.

      Speakers: Dr. Dario Barberis (CERN/Genoa) , Kors Bos (NIKHEF) , Matthias Kasemann (Unknown) , Dr. Patricia Mendez Lorenzo (CERN IT/GD) , Peter Hristov (CERN) , Philippe Charpentier (CERN)
      Proposal from CCRC'08 planning meeting
      Slides
      • ATLAS
        Speaker: Kors Bos (NIKHEF)
        Slides
      • CMS
        Speaker: Matthias Kasemann (CERN/DESY)
        Slides
      • ALICE
        Speaker: Dr. Patricia Mendez Lorenzo (CERN IT/GD)
        Slides
      • LHCb
        Speaker: Philippe Charpentier (CERN)
        Slides
    • 12:20 12:30
      CCRC'09 Discussion - part 1 10m
    • 12:30 14:00
      lunch break
    • 14:00 15:00
      WLCG Site Reviews - Status and Outlook 1h
      Speaker: Dr. Ian Bird (CERN)
      Slides
    • 15:00 15:30
      WLCG DB Service Reviews 30m
      Speaker: Maria Girone (CERN)
      Slides
    • 15:30 16:00
      coffee break
    • 16:00 18:00
      WLCG DM Service Reviews and DM Outlook 2h
      • Report from dCache workshop held at FZK in January 2009 30m

        Goals of the workshop. Motto: yes we can, stability is coming to dCache.

        Speaker: Mr. Jos VanWezel (FORSCHUNGZENTRUM KARLSRUHE)
        agenda
        Minutes
        Slides
      • Report from CASTOR external operations F2F meeting held at RAL in February 30m
        Speaker: Barbara Martelli (INFN CNAF)
        agenda
        Slides
      • Summary of experiments' DM requirements for 2009 30m
        Speakers: Dr. Andrea Sciabà (CERN) , Dr. Flavia Donno (CERN)
        Slides
      • DM futures - ideas, panel discussion and proposal for future workshop 1h

        Suggestions include:


        • Cost of ownership - what are the real costs of "curating" (and serving...) large volumes of HEP data?
        • using HDFS (Hadoop Distributed File System) as a WLCG SE - Brian Bockelman, Nebraska
        • Planning for long-term access to data - the LHC data archive?

        Speaker: Brian Paul Bockelman (University of Nebraska)
        Slides
    • 18:00 18:20
      WLCG Tier0 Network Intervention - Did Work at outside sites suffer? 20m
    • 18:30 20:30
      WLCG Beer Tasting session Potrefená Husa, Na Verandách restaurant (Potrefená Husa, Na Verandách restaurant.)

      Potrefená Husa, Na Verandách restaurant

      Potrefená Husa, Na Verandách restaurant.

      Details here.

  • Sunday, 22 March 2009
    • 09:00 09:30
      WLCG Analysis Services Working Group Session 30m
      Speaker: Dr. Markus Schulz (CERN)
      Slides
    • 09:30 10:30
      Supporting WLCG Analysis Services and Analysis Users 1h
      Speakers: Dr. Dan van der Ster (Conseil Europeen Recherche Nucl. (CERN)) , Dr. Massimo Lamanna (CERN)
      • Introduction 20m
        Speaker: Dr. Massimo Lamanna (CERN)
        Slides
      • Case Study: User Support in ATLAS (and LHCb) 20m
        Speaker: Dr. Dan van der Ster (Conseil Europeen Recherche Nucl. (CERN))
        Slides
      • Discussion 20m
    • 10:30 11:00
      coffee break
    • 11:00 12:30
      WLCG Operations Session 1h 30m
      • Operations procedures and tools - reporting of problems, escalation
        Speaker: Nicholas Thackray (CERN)
        Slides
      • Service Incident Reports - When? Why? How?
        Speaker: Olof Barring (CERN)
        CERN FIO incident reports
        GridPP incident template
        Slides
      • Suspension of sites in case of major and/or prolonged problems (response targets etc.)
        Speakers: Graeme Andrew Stewart (University of Glasgow) , Nicholas Thackray (CERN)
      • Action plans from sites in case of major and/or prolonged problems (response targets etc.)
        Speaker: Dr. Jamie Shiers (CERN)
      • LHCOPN operations and Grid interactions
        Speakers: Mr. Guillaume Cessieux (IN2P3-CC) , Dr. Jamie Shiers (CERN)
        Slides
    • 12:30 13:30
      lunch break
    • 13:30 15:00
      WLCG Operations Session 1h 30m
      • Downtime handling: scheduled, unscheduled, at risk etc.
        Speaker: Pablo Saiz (CERN)
        Slides
      • Monitoring: VO-views, site views, aligning official availability with VO tests and production results, ...
        Speakers: Dr. Elisa Lanciotti (European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)) , Julia Andreeva (CERN)
        GridMAP Site View
        Slides
      • Support issues: use of team and alarm tickets, targets for response to incidents, ...
        Speaker: Julia Andreeva (CERN)
        Slides
      • Automatic Resource & Usage Monitoring
        Speaker: Steve Traylen (CERN)
        Slides
      • LHCOPN operations and Grid interactions (slides above)
      • Meet the SCOD ("Service Coordinator On Duty")
        Speaker: Dr. Jamie Shiers (CERN)
    • 15:00 15:30
      Remaining Issues, Summary and Outlook 30m
      ATLAS proposal for STEP09 (aka CCRC'09)
      CMS proposed STEPs for scale testing
      Workshop summary
    • 15:30 16:00
      coffee break
    • 16:00 18:00
      WLCG Collaboration Board meeting [agendas] - (tentative - for CB members only!)
    • 18:00 20:00
      (CHEP) Welcome Reception