3-5 May 2017
Europe/Rome timezone

The Seventh Annual ALICE Tier-1/Tier-2 Workshop will take place in Strasbourg and is hosted by the Institut Pluridisciplinaire Hubert Curien (IPHC) .

Strasbourg (German: Straßburg, Alsatian: Strossburi) is the capital of the Alsace region of France and is most widely known for hosting a number of important European institutions. It is also famous for its beautiful historical centre - the Grande Île - which was the first city centre to be classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

The Grande île

ALICE already completed the second year of Run2 data taking and the third year is about to start. The beams availability from the LHC has doubled, as well as the efficiency of the ALICE data taking. Thanks to this excellent performance, ALICE was able to fulfil its p-p programme and to take extended p-A and Pb-Pb data samples.  The calibration and reconstruction of the RAW data and the associated MC loaded fully the available Grid resources.  High intensity organized user analysis for the QM'2017 conference resulted in unprecedented data volumes being read from the storages. This effect was foreseen and the analysis was successfully completed. 

The challenges to the data processing and analysis on the Grid, most notably in optimization of storage and reconstruction/analysis software will escalate. The capacity and load on the Grid resources continue to grow with the usual 20% per annum, building up to the Run3, where the upgraded ALICE detector and readout will  bring an abrupt increase of the collected and processed data volumes.

The workshop will focus on resource optimization, new methods of site operations and new middleware solutions, as well as on networking status and security. The workshop will continue the tradition of open information exchange between Grid site administrators, Grid software and networking experts.

Registration deadline: Monday, April 10th, 2017

Payment: Please make sure that your payment has been registered before your arrival. No direct payment will be accepted on the conference site.


Workshop venue:

Amphi Mathias Grünewald, building 25

CNRS, 23 rue du Loess, F-67037 Strasbourg Cedex


See https://indico.cern.ch/event/595536/page/9419-access-to-the-venue