21-25 May 2012
New York City, NY, USA
US/Eastern timezone

Automating ATLAS Computing Operations using the Site Status Board

22 May 2012, 13:30
4h 45m
Rosenthal Pavilion (10th floor) (Kimmel Center)

Rosenthal Pavilion (10th floor)

Kimmel Center

Poster Distributed Processing and Analysis on Grids and Clouds (track 3) Poster Session


Mr Erekle Magradze (Georg-August-Universitaet Goettingen (DE))


The automation of operations is essential to reduce manpower costs and improve the reliability of the system. The Site Status Board (SSB) is a framework which allows Virtual Organizations to monitor their computing activities at distributed sites and to evaluate site performance. The ATLAS experiment intensively uses SSB for the distributed computing shifts, for estimating data processing and data transfer efficiencies at a particular site, and for implementing automatic exclusion of sites from computing activities, in case of potential problems. ATLAS SSB provides a real-time aggregated monitoring view and keeps the history of the monitoring metrics. Based on this history, usability of a site from the perspective of ATLAS is calculated. The presentation will describe how SSB is integrated in the ATLAS operations and computing infrastructure and will cover implementation details of the ATLAS SSB sensors and alarm system, based on the information in SSB. It will demonstrate the positive impact of the use of SSB on the overall performance of ATLAS computing activities and will overview future plans.

Primary author


Alessandro Di Girolamo (CERN) Carlos Borrego Iglesias (IFAE) Mr Erekle Magradze (Georg-August-Universitaet Goettingen (DE)) Graeme Andrew Stewart (CERN) Jaroslava Schovancova (Acad. of Sciences of the Czech Rep. (CZ)) Julia Andreeva (CERN) Lorenzo Rinaldi (INFN CNAF) Michael Wright (Department of Physics and Astronomy-University of Glasgow) Michal Maciej Nowotka (Warsaw University of Technology (PL)) Pablo Saiz (CERN) Simone Campana (CERN) Stavro Gayazov (Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics (RU)) Dr Xavier Espinal Curull (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ES))

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