Mar 21 – 27, 2009
Europe/Prague timezone

Monitoring and operational management in USLHCNet

Mar 26, 2009, 3:00 PM
Club B (Prague)

Club B


Prague Congress Centre 5. května 65, 140 00 Prague 4, Czech Republic
oral Grid Middleware and Networking Technologies Grid Middleware and Networking Technologies


Ramiro Voicu (California Institute of Technology)


USLHCNet provides transatlantic connections of the Tier1 computing facilities at Fermilab and Brookhaven with the Tier0 and Tier1 facilities at CERN as well as Tier1s elsewhere in Europe and Asia. Together with ESnet, Internet2 and the GEANT, USLHCNet also supports connections between the Tier2 centers. The USLHCNet core infrastructure is using the Ciena Core Director devices that provide time-division multiplexing and packet-forwarding protocols that support virtual circuits with bandwidth guarantees. The virtual circuits offer the functionality to develop efficient data transfer services with support for QoS and priorities. In this paper we present the distributed service used for monitoring and operational management for the dynamic circuits in the entire USLHCNet network. This distributed service system provides in near realtime complete topological information for all the circuits, resource allocation and usage, accounting, detects automatically failures in the links and network equipment, generate alarms and has the functionality to take automatic actions. The system is developed based on the MonALISA framework, which provides a robust monitoring and controlling service oriented architecture, with no single points of failure.

Primary authors

Alexandru Costan (Politehnica University of Bucharest) Artur Barczyk (California Institute of Technology) Azher Mughal (California Institute of Technology) Ciprian Dobre (Politehnica University of Bucharest) Costin Grigoras (CERN) Harvey Newman (California Institute of Technology) Iosif Legrand (California Institute of Technology) Ramiro Voicu (California Institute of Technology) Sandor Rozsa (California Institute of Technology)

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