Nov 23 – 24, 2016
Europe/Paris timezone

After the last appointment in December 2015 at CERN, we are proud to invite you to join the DPM workshop 2016 at LPNHE (Paris), organized with the kind support of the French DPM community.

DPM is one of the most important storage managers of the Grid environment. It is installed in roughly 160 sites, hosting more than 70PB of massively accessed data. One of the strongest aspects of DPM is the cooperation with the numerous system administrators that have deployed it, and the goal of the DPM workshop is to discuss the aspects that are related to it.

This last year has seen an intense development phase, with the aim of concluding the work on the DPM core components whose discussion started at the previous workshop. The evolution of DPM continues with items like making SRM optional together with the legacy libraries, directory-based space accounting and quotas, emphasizing the consolidation of the technologies inside DPM. The emphasis on the setup continues.

Keeping the continuity from the discussions of last year, this appontment in LPNHE is dedicated to show and discuss items like:

  • current status of the implementation of the features
  • smooth transition plan to using DOME: the new DPM core
  • preparing for VOs that will abandon SRM, providing old and new services and features
  • current status of the deployment in sites
  • points of view of the system administrators, that made DPM a successful system
  • current status of the codebase
  • new metapackage structure
  • availability of the packages in the mainstream repositories
  • federating DPMs using the Xrootd and HTTP protocols



LPNHE 4 place Jussieu 75252 Paris Cedex 05

How to get to the workshop

The official directions to get to LPNHE are at this page. Here are some additional instructions to go directly to the DPM workshop meeting room:

  • once at "Place Jussieu" (metro lines 7 and 10), go towards the campus entrance near tower 46 (most people will be going there), where backpacks, purses and luggage will be checked, please don't bring anything resembling any kind of weapon.
  • find your way to tower 12, the towers are numbered in a Cartesian grid.
  • once at tower 12, go down one floor to level "SB", using the stairs on the south side or the lift on the east side (if using the lift, press the button labelled "RC").
  • once at the SB level of tower 12, take corridor 12-22, the meeting room will be the fifth door on the right, labelled "1222-SB08".


Also :

  • if you bring a vehicle you'll have to find parking outside the campus
  • the entrance between buildings A and B is intended mostly for deliveries, you can use it but it is even less straightforward.


Social Dinner

The social dinner will be on the 23rd of November:

Atelier Maitre Albert
1, rue Maître Albert, 75005 Paris
price: 56euro


For urgent matters you can contact us by phone:

Fabrizio Furano +41 75 411 5911

Oliver Keeble +41 75 411 5965