11-12 December 2013
University of Arizona Student Union
America/Phoenix timezone
Registration open until December 4, 2013

The US ATLAS workshop on distributed computing will held at the University of Arizona in Tuscon on December 11-12, 2013.  There will be a number of topics of interest relating to use of dedicated US ATLAS computing resources and approaches for leveraging campus compute resources for ATLAS analysis. A preliminary list is as follows:

  • Introduction to the US ATLAS Distributed Computing Facility
  • Overview of the Analysis Support group activities supporting distributed computing in US ATLAS
  • Strategies for access and management of dedicated US ATLAS computing resources 
  • Usability of the Federated ATLAS Xrootd system (FAX) and wide area network-based data access
  • Tier3 Task Force Implementation 
  • Support for maintaining and upgrading Tier3 clusters
  • Networking performance monitoring (perfSONAR-PS) and connectivity issues (campus networks, science DMZs, LHC network peering)
  • Planned US ATLAS Computing Facility projects
    • Virtual extensions to Tier3 clusters via job “flocking" into US ATLAS Tier2 centers
    • FAXbox - an integrated storage service for analysis computation
    • AtlasConnect - a service for high throughput analysis submission which uses Tier2s, campus grids, and Tier3 clusters
    • CI Connect - an approach for leveraging compute resources at your institution

The meeting will be hosted by the High Energy Physics group at the University of Arizona.

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America/Phoenix
University of Arizona Student Union
Santa Rita Room
Lodging Information: Recommended hotel is Aloft Tucson University, which is just off campus (15 minute walk  to meeting). A block of rooms has been reserved there at $89/night.  To make your reservation at that rate, please go to https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/StarGroupsWeb/booking/reservation?id=1311123285&key=3A8F6.  NOTE: the discount rate will not be available after Wednesday, Dec. 4.  There are already reports of the web link reporting that the rate has expired; if you run into this please contact Carolyn Bondi (Carolyn.Bondi@starwoodhotels.com).
 
Location details: University of Arizona Student Union, Santa Rita room.  A map with walking directions between the Aloft hotel and the Student Union is available here, and a map of the student union is here

Directions from Tucson International Airport to the Aloft hotel are here.

Registration fee: $50 to cover coffee and refereshments.  We are not able to collect registration fees online; please bring a check payable to the University of Arizona (preferred) or cash (if need be) to the registration session on Wednesday morning. 

Parking:  There is ample free parking at the Aloft hotel.  There are also several parking garages on campus, with daily rates of about $10.  A map of their locations is here.  (In general these don't get you much closer to the meeting than parking at the Aloft would.)

Dinner: There will be a no-host dinner for workshop participants on Wednesday evening at the Old Pueblo Grill (60 N Alvernon Way). Directions from the Aloft hotel to the restaurant are here.
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