Infrastructure Policy Group Meeting

Europe/Zurich
Haym Saloman (OGF22)

Haym Saloman

OGF22

Description
Significant work is already under-way to establish interoperability between collaborating grid infrastructures around the world. The Grid Interoperability Now (GIN http://forge.ogf.org/sf/wiki/do/viewPage/projects.gin/wiki/HomePage) working group within the Open Grid Forum (OGF) has hosted technical discussions between major grid operators that have improved the interoperability between these systems. The grid infrastructures are continuously expanding their user bases and providing support to a wider range of application domains. As the infrastructures grow in size and reliability, the user communities they support depend on them more and more. The grid infrastructures are critical to the success of major international scientific undertakings such as the Large Hadron Collider. Other scientific instruments will be coming online around the world in the next few years for which international production grid infrastructures will be essential. The technical work of the GIN group is continuing, providing increased levels of interoperability that will consequently reveal the need for an agreed policy of accessibility across the combined infrastructures to support new instruments and their user communities. Currently there is no forum that brings together the leadership of the major grid structures and hence there is a no mechanism for discussing policy and strategy across the combined infrastructures. We propose to establish a forum to address such issues and are tentatively scheduling a first meeting at OGF22 (Boston, USA, February 2008) where the aim will be to: * define the mandate and membership of the forum * determine the governance structure and frequency of its meetings * identify those areas of infrastructure policy and strategy where agreement would be necessary * explore the relationship of the forum with other bodies etc. Attandence is by invitation only! Confirmed participants: DEISA: Victor Alessandrini, Stefan Heinzel, Andreas Schott, Hermann Lederer EGEE: Bob Jones, Erwin Laure NAREGI: Satoshi Matsuoka OSG: Ruth Pordes, Miron Livny TeraGrid: JP Navarro
    • 3:00 PM 3:15 PM
      Welcome and Tour de table 15m Haym Saloman

      Haym Saloman

      OGF22

    • 3:15 PM 4:00 PM
      Mandate, Membership, Identification of Scope 45m Haym Saloman

      Haym Saloman

      OGF22

    • 4:00 PM 4:30 PM
      Identification of Infrastructure Policy and Strategy Areas of Common Interest 30m Haym Saloman

      Haym Saloman

      OGF22

      First thoughts: Overall goal: give users guidelines what to do in order to exploit multiple infrastructures * Negotiation of usage - Is there a notion of a "home" grid? this would allow to reuse techniques used in mobile telephony but how do "multi-Grid" VOs relate to that? - Access Policies Supercomputer Grids have tighter regulations for access does this call for different VOs or could existing mechanisms be exploited to enforce these policies? do people have to sign with each resource center separately? can we come up with a common user registration? Can we have a superset of information sufficient to allow access to all participating grids or would a common denominator do? - CPU and data usage who are the actors: VO, user? Grid, resource provider? Could there be a common application form? different models exist: * guaranteed resources * opportunistic resources have allocations on guaranteed resources be negotiated with each Grid individually? how can opportunistic resources be negotiated? how can data be exchanged and managed between infrastructures - network connectivity does the existing/planned network have enough capacity/right structure when the federated Grid becomes reality? research network vs. private networks * Accounting - tied into "home Grid" discussion - is there a need of a common way how Grids account with their VOs and who would be the actors - should there be a "bank" i.e. somebody who keeps the accounts? - would you participate in the design of a standard accounting query? - would you push out account status to a "home Grid" or "home VO"?
    • 4:30 PM 4:45 PM
      Governance Structure and Meeting Frequency 15m Haym Saloman

      Haym Saloman

      OGF22

      Is OGF a suitable host structure? Is the frequency of OGF appropriate?
    • 4:45 PM 5:00 PM
      Relations to Other Bodies 15m Haym Saloman

      Haym Saloman

      OGF22

    • 5:55 PM 7:55 PM
      Dinner 2h tbd (Location tbd)

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      Location tbd

      Joint dinner at a place tbc.