Oct 14 – 18, 2013
Amsterdam, Beurs van Berlage
Europe/Amsterdam timezone

A Comprehensive Approach to Tier-2 Administration

Oct 14, 2013, 3:00 PM
Grote zaal (Amsterdam, Beurs van Berlage)

Grote zaal

Amsterdam, Beurs van Berlage

Poster presentation Facilities, Production Infrastructures, Networking and Collaborative Tools Poster presentations


John Bland (University of Liverpool)


Liverpool is consistently amongst the top Tier-2 sites in Europe in terms of efficiency and cluster utilisation. This presentation will cover the work done at Liverpool over the last six years to maximise and maintain efficiency and productivity at their Tier 2 site, with an overview of the tools used (including established, emerging, and locally developed solutions) for monitoring, testing, installation, configuration, ticketing, logging, and administration, along with the techniques for management, operations, and optimisation that tie them together into a comprehensive, scalable, and sustainable approach to Tier 2 administration.

Primary authors

John Bland (University of Liverpool) Robert Fay (University of Liverpool)


Mr Mark Norman (University of Liverpool) Stephen Jones (Liverpool University)

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