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Computing and Astroparticle Physics - 2nd ASPERA Workshop - hosted by Port d'Informació Científica (PIC)

Europe/Madrid
Aules 11-13 (Casa Convalescència, Barcelona)

Aules 11-13

Casa Convalescència, Barcelona

St. Antoni Maria Claret, 171, 08041 Barcelona, Spain
Manuel Delfino (Port d'Informació Científica (PIC) - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)), Stavros Katsanevas
Description
The second ASPERA Workshop on Computing and Astroparticle Physics will take place in Barcelona, Spain organized by the Port d'Informació Científica (PIC). It will focus on some of the issues identified in the first workshop in Lyon.
The workshop is conceptualized as a dialog between Models for Computing and Data Pipelines for astroparticle projects and Technologies for Data Processing and Computing. Future workshops will be planned to focus on other issues. We call the "actors" of this second workshop the "Modellers" and the "Technologists". A novel feature we will try out in this workshop is to have Parallel sessions on Models with rapporteurs who are Technologists, and viceversa, sessions on Technologies with rapporteurs who are Modellers. See the programme for all the details.
The workshop is by invitation, prospective participants can apply via the Registration section of the Indico page. The workshop will have invited summary and rapporteur talks, as well as short presentations in the parallel sessions which prospective participants can propose via the "Call for Abstracts" section of the Indico page.
NOTE ADDED: Unfortunately the ASPERA Indico requires a CERN password to submit an abstract. If you don't have one, please send the abstract by e-mail to the conference secretary Ada Trilla-Kessler atrilla@pic.es
The workshop itself is free of charge (costs covered by ASPERA), participants will have to cover their travel and hotel expenses. UPDATE: The Workshop Dinner on Monday night will be sponsored by ASPERA and thus free of charge to participants.
The workshop co-organizers are Stavros Katsanevas (ASPERA/IN2P3) and Manuel Delfino (PIC/UAB). For any further information, please contact the co-organizers via the Workshop Secretary, Ms. Ada Trilla-Kessler e-mail atrilla@pic.es .
Participants
  • Aleksander Paravac
  • Alessandro Marini
  • Antonio Ferrer
  • Bangalore Sathyaprakash
  • Bijan Saghai
  • Bruce Allen
  • Christian Neissner
  • Davide Salomoni
  • Dirk Duellmann
  • Emanuel Jacobi
  • Emilio Salazar Doñate
  • Eric Grancher
  • Francisco Martínez
  • Gergely Debreczeni
  • Giovanni Lamanna
  • Gonzalo Merino
  • Ingo Buesching
  • Javier Rico
  • Jiri Chudoba
  • JOHANN COHEN-TANUGI
  • Josep L. Larriba-Pey
  • Julio Lozano Bahilo
  • Kazuhiro Hayama
  • Lea Perinic
  • Luca dell'Agnello
  • Manuel Delfino
  • Marco Haag
  • Martin Merck
  • Nadia Tonello
  • Natalia Deniskina
  • Patrick Brady
  • Pere Mato
  • Peter Wegner
  • Pierre Astier
  • Rachid Lemrani
  • Ricardo Graciani Diaz
  • Roger Firpo Curcoll
  • Roland Walter
  • Sandra Hesping
  • Santiago Serrano
  • Stavros Katsanevas
  • Stefan Klepser
  • Thomas Berghoefer
  • Wolfgang Rhode
Information Contact: Ms. Ada Trilla-Kessler, PIC
    • 8:30 AM 9:30 AM
      Registration 1h Entry Hall (Casa Covalescència, Barcelona)

      Entry Hall

      Casa Covalescència, Barcelona

    • 9:30 AM 9:45 AM
      Welcome and Introduction Aules 11-13

      Aules 11-13

      Casa Convalescència, Barcelona

      St. Antoni Maria Claret, 171, 08041 Barcelona, Spain
      • 9:30 AM
        Welcome and Introduction 15m
        Speakers: Prof. Manuel Delfino Reznicek (Port d'Informació Científica (PIC)), Stavros KATSANEVAS (CNRS/IN2P3)
        Slides
    • 9:45 AM 11:30 AM
      Models for Computing and Data Pipelines (plenary) Aules 11-13

      Aules 11-13

      Casa Convalescència, Barcelona

      St. Antoni Maria Claret, 171, 08041 Barcelona, Spain
      • 9:45 AM
        The Basic Elements of a Computing and Data Processing Model: an LHC perspective 15m
        Speaker: Dr Gonzalo Merino (Port d'Informació Científica (PIC))
        Slides
      • 10:00 AM
        Overview of Models for Event Experiments (Cosmic and Gamma Rays, Neutrinos and Dark Matter) 30m
        Speaker: Dr Giovanni Lamanna (LAPP, Université de Savoie et IN2P3/CNRS)
        Slides
      • 10:30 AM
        Overview of Models for Surveys and Dark Energy Experiments 30m
        Speaker: Pierre Astier (LPNHE/CNRS/University of Paris)
        Slides
      • 11:00 AM
        Overview of Models for Gravitational Wave Experiments 30m
        I'll discuss the large-scale data analysis methods and hardware currently being used for gravitational wave detection projects, and being planned for 2nd and 3rd generation detectors. I'll also talk about technology that would help to improve these efforts.
        Speaker: Prof. Bruce Allen (Max Planck Society/Albert Einstein Institute Hannover)
        Slides
    • 11:30 AM 12:00 PM
      Coffee Break 30m Terrace outside Aules 11-13 (Casa Covalescència, Barcelona)

      Terrace outside Aules 11-13

      Casa Covalescència, Barcelona

    • 12:00 PM 1:30 PM
      Technologies for Data Processing and Computing (plenary) Aules 11-13

      Aules 11-13

      Casa Convalescència, Barcelona

      St. Antoni Maria Claret, 171, 08041 Barcelona, Spain
      • 12:00 PM
        Overview of Computing Technologies (Virtualization, Cloud, Grid) 30m
        Speaker: Dr Pere Mato (CERN)
        Slides
      • 12:30 PM
        Overview of Database Technologies 30m
        Speaker: Eric Grancher (CERN)
        Slides
      • 1:00 PM
        Overview of Data Storage, Access and Distribution Technologies 30m
        Speaker: Dr Dirk Duellmann (CERN)
        Slides
    • 1:30 PM 3:00 PM
      Standing-up Lunch Break 1h 30m Dining Room (Casa Covalescència, Barcelona)

      Dining Room

      Casa Covalescència, Barcelona

    • 3:00 PM 4:15 PM
      Models in Event-driven Experiments Aules 11-13

      Aules 11-13

      Casa Convalescència, Barcelona

      St. Antoni Maria Claret, 171, 08041 Barcelona, Spain
      • 3:00 PM
        Computing for the Fermi Large Area Telescope 20m
        Speaker: Dr Johann Cohen-Tanugi (LUPM, Université Montpellier2/CNRS-IN2P3)
        Slides
      • 3:20 PM
        EE Discussion 1 5m
      • 3:25 PM
        The IceCube Data Pipeline 20m
        Speaker: Dr Martin Merck (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
      • 3:45 PM
        EE Discussion 3 5m
      • 3:50 PM
        Models for open observatories and the multi-PB scale 20m
        I will briefly review the computing model that have been used for high-energy (and other) open observatories and the technologies that could be used to face the access to multi-PB scale storage.
        Speaker: Dr Roland Walter (ISDC, Observatoire de Geneve)
        Slides
      • 4:10 PM
        EE Discussion 2 5m
    • 3:00 PM 5:30 PM
      Models in Surveys and Dark Energy experiments Aula 18 (Casa Covalescència, Barcelona)

      Aula 18

      Casa Covalescència, Barcelona

      • 3:00 PM
        Computing model for Large Cosmological Surveys and Simulations: PAU and MICE 20m
        We present a computing model designed for two cosmological projects, the PAU survey and the MICE simulations. The Physics of the Accelerating Universe (PAU) project aims at the study of the acceleration in the expansion of the universe. The PAU Team is building an instrument called PAUCam designed to be located at the William Herschel Telescope in La Palma. The camera will produce 200GB of Raw data per observing night for a total of 50TB and it will be transferred and stored at PIC in a nightly basis through the RedIRIS network. The PAU data management group is developing a specific reduction software for the PAU data. The software is organized into different pipelines: pixel simulation, nightly reduction, quality analysis and multi-epoch. The PAUdm software uses a combination of public (Astromatic) and self packages implemented in python. It has been designed in order to work both under a GRID environment and in a local PC (for community users) and to be flexible to accept data from external surveys. Parallelization is required due to time constraint allowing simultaneous image reduction. A PostgreSQL data base supports the control of all raw and processed data, providing access to the production catalogues for the PAU community. The MICE (http://www.ice.cat/mice) cosmological simulations, produced at the Marenostrum Supercomputer of the Barcelona Supercomputer Center (BSC), have been transferred and stored at PIC. They serve as input for the pixel simulation, for the scientific error estimation and to optimize the survey strategy, the calibration and reduction pipelines and the photo-z analysis of the galaxy surveys in which we actively participate (PAU,DES,Euclid).
        Speaker: Dr Nadia Tonello (Port d'Informació Científica (PIC))
        Slides
      • 3:20 PM
        DE Discussion 1 5m
      • 3:25 PM
        Computing model for the Spanish contribution to the EUCLID Simulation OU 20m
        Speaker: Dr Santiago Serrano Elorduy (Instituto de Ciencias del Espacio (ICE-IEEC-CSIC))
        Slides
      • 3:45 PM
        DE Discussion 2 5m
      • 3:50 PM
        Current experience with the SNLS data model 20m
        Speaker: Pierre Astier (LPNHE/CNRS/University of Paris)
        Slides
      • 4:10 PM
        DE Discussion 3 5m
    • 4:15 PM 5:30 PM
      Models in Gravitational Wave Experiments Aules 11-13

      Aules 11-13

      Casa Convalescència, Barcelona

      St. Antoni Maria Claret, 171, 08041 Barcelona, Spain
      • 4:15 PM
        LIGO Global Computing in the next decade 20m
        Speaker: Prof. Patrick Brady (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
        Slides
      • 4:35 PM
        GW Discuss 1 5m
      • 4:40 PM
        The VIRGO Computing Model: present status and future plans 20m
        Speaker: Gergely Debreczeni (KFKI Research Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics)
        Slides
      • 5:00 PM
        GW Discuss 2 5m
      • 5:05 PM
        The computing model for the Einstein Telescope 20m
        Speaker: Prof. Bangalore Sathyaprakash (Cardiff University)
        Slides
      • 5:25 PM
        GW Discuss 3 5m
    • 5:30 PM 6:00 PM
      Coffee Break 30m Terrace outside Aules 11-13 (Casa Covalescència, Barcelona)

      Terrace outside Aules 11-13

      Casa Covalescència, Barcelona

    • 6:00 PM 6:45 PM
      Technologies for Data Processing and Computing (plenary) Aules 11-13

      Aules 11-13

      Casa Convalescència, Barcelona

      St. Antoni Maria Claret, 171, 08041 Barcelona, Spain
      • 6:00 PM
        Graphs: in the eye of the storm of knowledge management 40m
        1. Graph technology and management. 2. Small, large and huge graphs. A perspective of the evolution of graph needs. 3. Scientific and knowledge data, management and integration of sources. How the graph can help. 4. Applications on the management of large and huge graphs. 5. Conclusions.
        Speaker: Prof. Josep Lluís Larriba Pey (Data Management Group, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya)
      • 6:40 PM
        Questions 5m
    • 6:45 PM 8:00 PM
      Technologies for Computing Aules 11-13

      Aules 11-13

      Casa Convalescència, Barcelona

      St. Antoni Maria Claret, 171, 08041 Barcelona, Spain
      • 6:45 PM
        CernVM – a virtual software appliance for LHC applications 20m
        Speaker: Dr Pere Mato (CERN)
        Slides
      • 7:05 PM
        COMPU Discuss 1 5m
      • 7:10 PM
        WNoDeS, a flexible and scalable Grid/Cloud virtualization system 20m
        CNAF is the national computing facility of INFN. It acts as the Italian Tier-1 for the LHC experiments and as a key computing center for several other experiments as well, including astroparticle physics ones such as MAGIC, PAMELA, AMS, Argo, Auger and Virgo. Many of these experiments call for more flexibility in their execution environment than is normally provided by traditional resource centers. For example, it is sometimes desirable to execute jobs on compute nodes especially tailored to the experiment needs. In this presentation we will outline the general characteristics of the Grid/Cloud virtualization system (called WNoDeS) we have developed within INFN and deployed at CNAF, where it has been running in production since November 2009. WNoDeS currently handles about 2000 Virtual Machines out of the CNAF global resource pool, and is heavily used by several astroparticle experiments. We will show, in particular, the setup (and its possible evolutions) used by the Auger experiment to access a condition database through custom Virtual Machines managed by WNoDeS.
        Speaker: Davide Salomoni (INFN-CNAF)
        Slides
      • 7:30 PM
        COMPU Discuss 2 5m
    • 6:45 PM 8:00 PM
      Technologies for Data Storage Aula 18 (Casa Covalescència, Barcelona)

      Aula 18

      Casa Covalescència, Barcelona

      • 6:45 PM
        dCache with Enstore: A cost-effective system for Petabyte data storage 20m
        Speaker: Francisco Martínez (Port d'Informació Científica (PIC))
        Slides
      • 7:05 PM
        STOR Discuss 1 5m
      • 7:10 PM
        GEMSS, the Grid Enabled Mass Storage System 20m
        CNAF is the central computing facility of INFN. In particular it is the Italian Tier-1 for the experiments at LHC and the main Italian computing center also for several other experiments, notably including astro and space physics ones such as MAGIC, PAMELA, AMS, ARGO, AUGER and VIRGO. One of the most critical issues for a computing centre dealing with several PB of data is the management of the Mass Storage System (MSS). A MSS called GEMSS, based on the interaction between GPFS and TSM by IBM, has been developed at CNAF, and it is now in production since some years for all the experiments. In this talk we aim to show the excellent performance, stability and ease of management of GEMSS.
        Speaker: Luca Dellagnello (CNAF-Istituto Nazionale Fisica Nucleare (INFN)-Unknown)
        Slides
      • 7:30 PM
        STOR Discuss 2 5m
      • 7:35 PM
        A data transfer system for MAGIC based on gLite FTS and multiVAC 20m
        Speaker: Roger Firpo Curcoll (Port d'Informació Científica)
        Slides
      • 7:55 PM
        STOR Discuss 3 5m
    • 6:45 PM 8:00 PM
      Technologies for Pipeline Automation and Database Access Aula 16 (Casa Covalescència, Barcelona)

      Aula 16

      Casa Covalescència, Barcelona

      • 6:45 PM
        The KATRIN Analysis Framework 20m
        The KArlsruhe TRItium Neutrino experiment (KATRIN) will investigate the spectral shape of beta-decay electrons close to their kinematic endpoint in order to determine the neutrino rest mass in a model-independent method with an unprecedented sensitivity of 0.2 eV/c^2. For this purpose KATRIN makes use of a molecular gaseous tritium source, a transport section with differential and cryogenic pumps, two electrostatic spectrometers with magnetic adiabatic collimation (MAC-E filter) and a segmented silicon detector. Apart from detector DAQ a large number of heterogeneously distributed sensors has to be constantly monitored by a mixed PSC7 and Fieldpoint / Labview based slow-control system. The system has to maintain highly stable operating conditions over several years in order to reach the challenging sensitivity goal. As the experiment approaches the commissioning phase, the KATRIN analysis framework is currently under development. The server-side data processing will be handled by a central C++ web service, employing an object-relational mapping (ORM) database layer, XML data binding and an intuitive remote procedure call (RPC) interface to the actual client-side, ROOT based analysis applications.
        Speaker: Mr Marco Haag (University of Karlsruhe, EKP)
        Slides
      • 7:05 PM
        DB Discuss 1 5m
      • 7:10 PM
        Automating Data Pipelines with DIRAC: from LHCb to Astroparticles 20m
        Speaker: Ricardo Graciani Diaz (ICC, Universtat de Barcelona)
        Slides
      • 7:30 PM
        DB Discuss 2 5m
      • 7:35 PM
        Management of Simulation Production in Auger using Grid Technology 20m
        Speaker: Dr Julio Lozano Bahilo (Universidad de Granada)
        Slides
      • 7:55 PM
        WARP Database Organization 5m
        Speaker: Dr Natalia Deniskina (University of federico II, Naples)
        Slides
    • 8:00 PM 9:00 PM
      Free Time 1h
    • 9:00 PM 11:30 PM
      Workshop Dinner sponsored by ASPERA 2h 30m Brown 33 Restaurant (Passeig de Gràcia 33, Barcelona)

      Brown 33 Restaurant

      Passeig de Gràcia 33, Barcelona

    • 10:00 AM 11:00 AM
      Model challenges and opportunities seen by Technologists Aules 11-13

      Aules 11-13

      Casa Convalescència, Barcelona

      St. Antoni Maria Claret, 171, 08041 Barcelona, Spain
      • 10:00 AM
        Technologist's Round-Table and Discussion: Model Challenges 1h
        Speaker: Dr Pere Mato (CERN)
    • 11:00 AM 12:00 PM
      Technology opportunities seen by Modellers Aules 11-13

      Aules 11-13

      Casa Convalescència, Barcelona

      St. Antoni Maria Claret, 171, 08041 Barcelona, Spain
      • 11:00 AM
        Modeller's Round-Table and Discussion: Technology Opportunities 1h
        Speaker: Bruce Allen (Albert Einstein Institute)
        Slides
    • 12:00 PM 12:30 PM
      Coffee Break 30m Terrace outside Aules 11-13 (Casa Covalescència, Barcelona)

      Terrace outside Aules 11-13

      Casa Covalescència, Barcelona

    • 12:30 PM 2:10 PM
      Summary and Discussion Aules 11-13

      Aules 11-13

      Casa Convalescència, Barcelona

      St. Antoni Maria Claret, 171, 08041 Barcelona, Spain
      • 12:30 PM
        Hot topics and hot issues lists: Discussion 50m
        Speaker: Prof. Manuel Delfino (Port d'Informació Científica (PIC))
        Slides
      • 1:20 PM
        Summary of Summaries and Topics for Next Workshop 10m
        Speaker: Stavros KATSANEVAS (CNRS/IN2P3)
        Slides