9-13 July 2018
Sofia, Bulgaria
Europe/Sofia timezone

Advances and enhancements in the FabrIc for Frontier Experiments Project at Fermilab

9 Jul 2018, 14:00
Hall 7 (National Palace of Culture)

Hall 7

National Palace of Culture

presentation Track 3 – Distributed computing T3 - Distributed computing


Vito Di Benedetto (Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (US))


The FabrIc for Frontier Experiments (FIFE) project within the Fermilab Scientific Computing Division is charged with integrating offline computing components into a common computing stack for the non-LHC Fermilab experiments, supporting experiment offline computing, and consulting on new, novel workflows. We will discuss the general FIFE onboarding strategy, the upgrades and enhancements in the FIFE toolset, and plans for the coming year.
These enhancements include: a refactoring of the Fermilab General Purpose Grid cluster for integration with the HEPCloud Project; expansion of opportunistic computing resources (including GPU and high-performance computing resources) ; assistance with commissioning computing resources at European sites for individual experiments; StashCache repositories for experiments; enhanced job monitoring tools; and a custom workflow management service. Additionally we have completed the first phase of a Federated Identity Management system to make it easier for FIFE users to access Fermilab computing resources. There is also a new service, known as FERRY, that will provide a central repository for authorization and job management attributes.

Primary authors

Dr Kenneth Richard Herner (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (US)) Shreyas Bhat (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory) Dennis Box (F) Joe Boyd (Fermilab) Bruno Coimbra (Fermilab) Vito Di Benedetto (Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (US)) Pengfei Ding (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory) Dave Dykstra (Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (US)) Michele Fattoruso (Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (US)) Lisa Ann Giacchetti (Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (US)) Michael Kirby (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory) Tanya Levshina Anna Mazzacane (FNAL) Marc Mengel (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory) Parag Mhashilkar (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory) Nikolay Kuropatkin (Fermilab) Vladimir Podstavkov (Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (US)) Kevin Michael Retzke (Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (US)) Jeny Teheran (Fermilab) Andres Felipe Alba Hernandez (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory)

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