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WLCG Workshop 2017

Europe/London
University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Physics Schuster Building Brunswick street, Manchester, UK <a href="http://tinyurl.com/kuekn6u">Map</a>
Description

WLCG workshop in Manchester will cover with some in depth discussion medium term plans and long term developments with particular focus on cooperation with Astronomers in particular with SKA which has a strong presence in Manchester. The workshop will start at lunchtime on Monday June 19th. The main workshop will end on Wednesday afternoon. On Thursday June 22nd there will be an IPv6 workshop, including hands on training. On Thursday afternoon there will be a tour of Jodrell Bank Observatory (JBO - http://www.jodrellbank.net/) for up to 30 people (who register first).

Participants
  • Abdeslem DJAOUI
  • Alastair Dewhurst
  • Alberto Aimar
  • Alessandra Doria
  • Alessandra Forti
  • Alessandro Di Girolamo
  • Alexandr Mikula
  • Andrea Manzi
  • Andrea Sciabà
  • Andrea Valassi
  • Andreas Petzold
  • Andrej Filipcic
  • Andrew Lahiff
  • Andrew McNab
  • Anna Scaife
  • Antonio Chrysostomou
  • Aresh Vedaee
  • Brian `Davies
  • Catalin Condurache
  • Catherine Biscarat
  • Christoph Wissing
  • Christophe Haen
  • Daniele Cesini
  • David Britton
  • David Cohen
  • David Crooks
  • David Kelsey
  • Dimitrios Christidis
  • Domenico Elia
  • Domenico Giordano
  • Edoardo Martelli
  • Eric Fede
  • Evgeny Stambulchik
  • Federico Stagni
  • Francesco Prelz
  • Frederique Chollet
  • Gavin McCance
  • Go Iwai
  • Greg Corbett
  • Guillaume Philippon
  • Heejun Yoon
  • Helge Meinhard
  • Ian Bird
  • Ian Collier
  • Ian Neilson
  • Janusz Oleniacz
  • Jens Jensen
  • Jeremy Coles
  • Jiri Chudoba
  • Johannes Elmsheuser
  • John Gordon
  • Jose Flix Molina
  • Jose Hernandez
  • Julia Andreeva
  • Katarzyna Dziedziniewicz-Wojcik
  • Kyle Gross
  • Latchezar Betev
  • Laurent Duflot
  • Liviu Valsan
  • Maarten Litmaath
  • Manfred Alef
  • Manhyung Cho
  • Marco Cattaneo
  • Mario Lassnig
  • Markus Schulz
  • Martin Barisits
  • Matthew Viljoen
  • Mattias Wadenstein
  • Mihai Ciubancan
  • Nicholas Rees
  • Oliver Keeble
  • Onno Zweers
  • Peter Clarke
  • Peter Gronbech
  • Peter Love
  • Philippe Charpentier
  • Preslav Konstantinov
  • Randall Sobie
  • Reda Tafirout
  • Renaud Vernet
  • Richard Hughes-Jones
  • Robert Andrew Currie
  • Robert Frank
  • Rodney Walker
  • Roger Jones
  • Romain Wartel
  • Ron Trompert
  • Ryu Sawada
  • Samuel Skipsey
  • Seo-Young Noh
  • Shawn Mc Kee
  • Simone Campana
  • Stefan Roiser
  • Stefan Soldner-Rembold
  • Stefano Dal Pra
  • Stephen Jones
  • Sébastien Gadrat
  • Terry Froy
  • Thomas Hartmann
  • Tigran Mkrtchyan
  • Tim Bell
  • Tomoaki Nakamura
  • Tomoe Kishimoto
  • Tony Cass
  • Toru Sugitate
  • Ulf Tigerstedt
  • Vincenzo Capone
  • Vladimir Sapunenko
  • Xin Zhao
    • Registration
    • Introduction
    • Medium term evolution - Compute

      TOPICS BEING CONSIDERED

      • General review of compute models and commonalities of the LHC experiments. Input from Community White Paper ongoing work.

      • Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Compute model - opportunities for common work

      • Lightweight site review for Compute

      • Mid-SLA compute - running on disk-servers - is there a place for pre-emption in our models to help us make better use of resources?

      • External clouds: how can we make more use of them? Where do they fit in our models? What should we do there? How to procure/access them (via traditional sites or directly)?

      • Use of containers (Singularity / Docker). Operational perspectives.

        • Replace glExec
        • Input to kick-off Container WG.
        • ..merging to security session on containers afterwards.
      Convener: Gavin McCance (CERN)
    • 3:00 PM
      Coffee
    • Medium term evolution - Compute: Medium term evolution - Compute (continuation)

      TOPICS BEING CONSIDERED

      • General review of compute models and commonalities of the LHC experiments. Input from Community White Paper ongoing work.

      • Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Compute model - opportunities for common work

      • Lightweight site review for Compute

      • Mid-SLA compute - running on disk-servers - is there a place for pre-emption in our models to help us make better use of resources?

      • External clouds: how can we make more use of them? Where do they fit in our models? What should we do there? How to procure/access them (via traditional sites or directly)?

      • Use of containers (Singularity / Docker). Operational perspectives.

        • Replace glExec
        • Input to kick-off Container WG.
        • ..merging to security session on containers afterwards.
      Convener: Gavin McCance (CERN)
    • Medium term evolution - Security and trust

      Topics to include:
      Singularity
      Collaboration between security teams
      Ongoing work

      Convener: David Crooks (University of Glasgow (GB))
      • 13
        Security update [slides for all talks]
        Speakers: Liviu Valsan (CERN) , Romain Wartel (CERN) , Vincent Brillault (CERN)
      • 14
        Singularity
        Speakers: Liviu Valsan (CERN) , Vincent Brillault (CERN)
      • 15
        Collaboration between security teams
        Speaker: Romain Wartel (CERN)
      • 16
        Ongoing work
        Speaker: Liviu Valsan (CERN)
    • 7:30 PM
      Reception
    • Medium term evolution - Data
      Convener: Oliver Keeble (CERN)
    • 10:30 AM
      Coffee
    • Medium term evolution - Data: Medium term evolution - Data (continuation)
      Convener: Oliver Keeble (CERN)
    • 12:30 PM
      Lunch
    • Medium term evolution - Network: WLCG Network Requirements

      We will have a networking session to present-on and discuss medium term networking areas for WLCG (3-5 year time frame). This will include a presentation from SKA about their networking requirements and potential areas for mutual effort, the status and plans for network monitoring and analytics, a set of brief presentations on the experiments requirements and a concluding discussion session covering the needs of the experiments for network monitoring and diagnosis which can also serve as input for finalizing the community white paper to ensure it includes networking needs from WLCG.

      Conveners: Shawn Mc Kee (University of Michigan (US)) , Tony Cass (CERN)
    • 3:30 PM
      Coffee
    • Efficiency and cost

      Short introductions to three related topics with sufficient room for discussions

      Convener: Markus Schulz (CERN)
      • 36
        Cost Models

        To be able to predict the needs of computing and to understand which type of resources contribute to the overall costs, several models have been developed and are in use. Can we build models based on a common approach between the experiments and to what detail do we need to go? Short presentation followed by a discussion.

        Speaker: Jose Flix Molina (Centro de Investigaciones Energéti cas Medioambientales y Tecno)
      • 37
        Bringing improvements into production

        In our community we often observe a significant latency between the proof of concept of an improvement and the exploitation in production, while we often react to emergencies swiftly. Do we understand the underlying causes and what could be done to benefit more timely from improvements? Short presentation followed by a lively discussion.

        Speaker: Johannes Elmsheuser (Brookhaven National Laboratory (US))
      • 38
        Exchanging and disseminating knowledge

        In many places, conferences, summer schools, workshops over many years findings on performance and efficiency are presented and techniques and tools are taught. There is a lot of knowledge and experience in our community, however this knowledge is fragmented and often web searches are the way to connect these sources. To achieve the improvements to successfully face the HL-LHC challenges this knowledge needs to more easily accessible and made usable for contributors at all levels. How can we achieve this? Very short presentation followed by a discussion and hopefully a seed for a plan.

        Speaker: Markus Schulz (CERN)
    • 7:30 PM
      Conference Dinner
    • Collaboration board

      Rutherford lecture theatre

      Convener: Roger Jones (Lancaster University (GB))
      • 39
        Project Leader's report
        Speaker: Ian Bird (CERN)
      • 40
        Update on HNSciCloud
      • 41
        The Scientific Computing Forum
      • 42
        Relationship with other proejcts, including SKA
    • Discussion with Astronomers

      Moseley room

      Convener: Anna Scaife (University of Manchester)
    • Operational tools, benchmarking, accounting, monitoring, etc...: Benchmarking discussion
      Conveners: Domenico Giordano (CERN) , Jose Flix Molina (Centro de Investigaciones Energéti cas Medioambientales y Tecno)
      • 43
        Status report from Benchmarking Working Group
        Speaker: Domenico Giordano (CERN)
      • 44
        Benchmarking discussion (with panellists)
        Speakers: Alessandra Forti (University of Manchester (GB)) , Andrew McNab (University of Manchester) , Betev Latchezar (CERN) , Jose Flix Molina (Centro de Investigaciones Energéti cas Medioambientales y Tecno) , Manfred Alef (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT))
    • 12:30 PM
      Lunch
    • Operational tools, benchmarking, accounting, monitoring, etc...: Monitoring
      Conveners: Alberto Aimar (CERN) , Jose Flix Molina (Centro de Investigaciones Energéti cas Medioambientales y Tecno)
    • Operational tools, benchmarking, accounting, monitoring, etc...: IS evolution and storage space accounting
      Conveners: Jose Flix Molina (Centro de Investigaciones Energéti cas Medioambientales y Tecno) , Julia Andreeva (CERN)
    • 53
      Coffee
    • Introduction: IPv6 Introduction
      Conveners: Andrea Sciaba (CERN) , Dave Kelsey (STFC - Rutherford Appleton Lab. (GB))
    • IPv6 Tutorial
      Conveners: Andrea Sciaba (CERN) , Dave Kelsey (STFC - Rutherford Appleton Lab. (GB))
    • Coffee
    • IPv6 Tutorial

      Part 2

      Conveners: Andrea Sciaba (CERN) , Dave Kelsey (STFC - Rutherford Appleton Lab. (GB))
    • 12:30 PM
      Lunch
    • Visit to Jodrell Bank