CPU farms for high-level triggering; Farm configuration and run
control; Describing and managing configuration data and conditions
databases; Online software frameworks and tools; Online calibration
procedures; Remote access to and control of data acquisition systems
and experiment facilities.
Event simulation and reconstruction; Physics analysis; Event visualization
and data presentation; Toolkits for simulation and analysis;
Event data models; Specialized algorithms for event processing.
Software Components, Tools and Databases
Programming techniques and tools; Software testing; Configuration
management; Software build, release and distribution tools;
Quality assurance; Documentation; Foundation and utility libraries;
Mathematical libraries; Detector geometry models; component
models; Object dictionaries; Scripting; Graphics.
Hardware and Computing Fabrics
Basic hardware, multicore and multiple CPUs, benchmarks and real
experience; Fabrics virtualization; Fabrics management and administration;
Local/site I/O, access to data, MSS systems.
Grid Middleware and Networking Technologies
Grid middleware, both experiment specific and generic; Perspectives in
middleware development; Middleware reliability and interoperability; Grid
middleware configuration, testing, and management tools; Grid monitoring
tools; Networks and their relation to grid systems; Grid and WAN data
access and transfer; Grid fabrics, its operation and monitoring; Resource
management and accounting; Developers and Grid operators experience
and issues from Compute and Data Challenges, and real data run.
Distributed Processing and Analysis
Distributed application experience; Distributed data processing;
Distributed analysis; Experience and issues with real production;
Solutions for coping with a heterogeneous environment.
Virtualization; Mobile computing; Monitoring of user jobs and data;
Interactive analysis over wide area network.
Collaborative systems, progress in technologies and applications;
Advanced videoconferencing systems; Experience in the usage of