LHCONE R&D and RNT-WG call

Edoardo Martelli (CERN), Joe Mambretti (International Center for Advanced Internet Research Northwestern University), Marian Babik (CERN), Shawn Mc Kee (University of Michigan (US))
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    • 5:00 PM 5:20 PM
      LHCONE 20m

      Jumbo Frame survey
      Agenda for meeting in Catania

      Presents: Edoardo Martelli, Carmen, Misa, Tim Chown, Justas Balcas , Bill Johnston. Richard HughesJones,, Laurent Duflot, Dale Carder, Yatish Kumar, Doug Southwotth, Tom Lehman, Phil Demar, Tristan Sullivan, Marian Babik, Jim Chen, Joe Mambretti, Harvey Newman

      - DC24 has started. Traffic rates are not as high as the ones seen during the CMS pre-dc24 test.
      - RAL links still down for a sea cable cut, but should get fixed today 

      Jumbo Frame survey
      - Jumbo frame survey going well
      - 50 votes received. Survey will stay open for two more weeks

      Next meeting:
      - 27th of February 

    • 5:20 PM 5:50 PM
      RNTWG 30m

      Packet marking
      - CMS enabled scitags in Rucio production !
      - FTS enabled scitags for all experiments in production !
         - We were able to confirm that all this works, i.e. scitags are propagated all the way to the storages (Rucio -> FTS -> http-tpc -> Xrootd) works fine
      - EOS enabled scitags in production for almost the entire CMS cluster (80%) - this works fine !
          - Since xrootd is unable to filter local subnets/prefix, we had to setup a middle-service (collector) to catch the fireflies and forward them to ESnet (this also worked fine, but not on the first attempt)
          - The additional benefit of this is that we're able to see/compare fireflies sent/received (and for EOS it matches)
      - ESnet collector demonstrated capability to handle 15M fireflies/hour (during DC the rate from EOS CMS had peaks of ~ 100k/hour) !
      - Firefly dashboard shows fireflies from UNL and CERN at
           - https://public.stardust.es.net/d/b8dddac0-5b24-4739-9c8d-e88a05c1344f/scientific-network-tags3a-rande-dashboard?orgId=1&from=now-12h&to=now
           - Dashboard will be updated to allow filtering per src_site (update sent to Andy, waiting for it to be deployed)
           - Andy added median/max duration flow - looks very interesting - no "fat" flows from EOS CMS during DC !
           - Cross-validation with other dashboards to be done
      - Issues:
         - We hit an issue at UNL with XRootd that causes it to crash while parsing http-tpc, this is fixed in XRootd 5.6.7 
         - We notified sites (mostly in UK) to disable fireflies until they're able to upgrade to XRootd 5.6.7.
         - Unfortunatly this had a negative impact on firefly collection for UK sites during DC, but keeping transfers operational during DC has higher priority.
         - We have also postponed ATLAS Rucio scitags production, but it's up from today.
         - UNL is back in production running on 5.6.7 but reported an issue with some thread getting stuck in a loop    


    • 5:50 PM 5:55 PM
      AOB 5m
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