WLCG Collaboration Workshop, in conjunction with CHEP 2012

New York

New York

All WLCG sessions will be held at the Kimmel Center.
The agenda for the WLCG Workshop is currently being prepared and is likely to cover recent operational experience and future plans, together with experiment-site sessions, as in previous such events.

The outline agenda is:

  • Saturday morning: operations issues - focus on requirements for 2012 and LS1 in particular
  • Saturday afternoon: experiment-site discussions (in series)
  • Sunday: future directions and plans, e.g. based on the outcome of the WLCG MB review of the Technical Evolution Groups (TEGs) reports (see below).

The TEG reports are here under the "Technical Evolution Strategy" folder. Note, that you have to be signed in in order to be able to see the folder.

A social event is foreseen for Saturday evening: The LOC has arranged a WLCG reception at the Rosenthal Pavilion, a glass-enclosed ballroom at the top of the Kimmel Center on Saturday, May 19th. Admission to the reception is included in the WLCG registration fee.

WLCG 2012 event page on CHEP 2012 site.

wlcg-workshop-may2012@cern.ch (mailing list for attendees)

    • 9:15 AM 9:30 AM
      • 9:15 AM
        Local Introduction 10m
        Speaker: Prof. Kyle Cranmer
      • 9:25 AM
        Workshop Introduction 5m
        Speaker: Dr Jamie Shiers (CERN)
    • 9:30 AM 12:30 PM
      WLCG Status and Futures

      As we look forward to LS1 numerous changes are in the pipeline or have recently taken place. How will these affect the service and how we operate it?

      • 9:30 AM
        Evolution of the Tier0 30m
        Speaker: Ian Bird (CERN)
      • 10:00 AM
        The new GDB 15m
        Speaker: Michel Jouvin (Universite de Paris-Sud 11 (FR))
        GDB Indico
        GDB Twiki
      • 10:15 AM
        Evolution of grid projects / funding 30m
        • Includes EGI-InSPIRE SA3, EMI, OSG etc.
      • 10:45 AM
        coffee break 30m
      • 11:15 AM
        Outlook for LS1 30m
        Overview of experiment activities and global operations during LS1
        • Experiment activities - including processing of "parked data"
        • "Normal operations" - e.g. frequency and scope of current meetings
        • Planning and testing future changes / evolution
      • 11:45 AM
        WLCG Network Futures 15m
      • 12:00 PM
        Diskless Tier2s 15m
    • 12:45 PM 2:00 PM
      WLCG Collaboration Board: Agenda

      WLCG Collaboration Board (closed meeting)

    • 2:00 PM 6:00 PM
      Experiment-led sessions

      Discussions between the LHC experiments and the sites that support them - 1 hour each

      • 2:00 PM
        ATLAS 1h
        Preliminary list of topics
        • Pledge and unpledged Resources 15m
          Speaker: Borut Kersevan (Jozef Stefan Institute)
        • ATLAS Sites and Distributed Computing Operations 20m
          Speaker: Dr Alexei Klimentov (Brookhaven National Laboratory (US))
        • Monitoring and Distributed Computing Information System (AGIS) 30m
          Speaker: Alessandro Di Girolamo (CERN)
      • 3:00 PM
        CMS 1h
        • Status of CMS Operations + Tier-2 support 15m
          Oliver will review the status of CMS Ops since last WLCG workshop in Hamburg. He will also address how we support T2s, including an update/clarification on the central operations' expectations to the sites.
          Speaker: Oliver Gutsche (FERMILAB)
        • Outcome of the CMS survey to sites 15m
          Daniele will briefly present and comment the results of the CMS survey (10 questions only!)
          Speaker: Dr Daniele Bonacorsi (University of Bologna)
        • News on monitoring for distributed computing operations 15m
          Andrea will briefly go through the major news on monitoring for distributed computing Ops, namely what changed since Hamburg, and what is going to change next.
          Speaker: Dr Andrea Sciaba (CERN)
        • Usage of popularity information 15m
          Domenico will briefly go through the CMS use of the popularity information, and how sites can profit of this.
          Speaker: Dr Domenico Giordano (CERN)
      • 4:00 PM
        LHCb 1h
      • 5:00 PM
    • 6:30 PM 8:30 PM
      WLCG Reception
    • 9:00 AM 1:00 PM
      TEG outcomes
      • 9:00 AM
        Main TEG Recommendations 1h
        Speaker: Ian Bird (CERN)
      • 10:00 AM
        coffee break 30m
      • 10:30 AM
        Detailed Implementation Discussions by TEG 1h 30m
        Speaker: T.E.G. Chairs
        • HMMXV timeline
        • Workload Management 15m
          Speaker: Davide Salomoni (Universita e INFN (IT))
          more information
        • Database 15m
          Speaker: Dave Dykstra (Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (US))
          more information
        • Operations and Tools
          Speaker: Dr Maria Girone (CERN)
        • Security 15m
          Speaker: Mr Romain Wartel (CERN)
          more information
        • Data and Storage
          Speaker: Dirk Duellmann (CERN)
    • 2:00 PM 6:00 PM

      What do we need to do to validate changes / new services well prior to the next LHC data taking years ("RUN2")

      • 2:00 PM
        Feasibility Study on Common Analysis Framework 1h 30m
      • 3:30 PM
        coffee break 30m
      • 4:00 PM
        Common Data Management Strategies and Tools 1h 30m
        Speaker: Discussion
        • WLCG Transfer Monitoring - Status and Requirements 20m
          Speaker: Julia Andreeva (CERN)
        • Discussion on possible "common solutions" in the (large) area of experiment data management
      • 5:30 PM
        Workshop Wrap-up 30m
        • First draft of Horizon 2015 (HMMXV) timeline
        • Awards