WLCG Collaboration Workshop (Tier0/Tier1/Tier2)

Europe/Zurich
Main auditorium (CERN)

Main auditorium

CERN

Description
Possible themes:

  • WLCG Service Reliability: focus on Tier2s and progress since November 2007 workshop (1 day?)
  • CCRC'08 & Full Dress Rehearsals - status and plans (2 days?)
  • Operations track (2 days, parallel)
  • Analysis track (2 days, parallel)

Invited talks:

  • LHC status
  • Experiment commissioning and first papers...
  • EGI_DS status
  • ...
A WLCG Collaboration Board meeting has also been scheduled for this week - agenda.

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MAILING LIST OF ATTENDEES

wlcg-workshop-apr08@cern.ch
Attendance Certificate
Participants
  • Adam Padee
  • Alberto Aimar
  • Alberto Pace
  • Alessandra Forti
  • Alessandro Di Girolamo
  • Alexander Verkooijen
  • Alexandre Vaniachine
  • Anders Rhod Gregersen
  • Andrea Sciaba'
  • Andrea Valassi
  • Andreas Haupt
  • Andreas Heiss
  • Andreas Motzke
  • Andreas-Joachim Peters
  • Andres Pacheco Pages
  • Andrew Elwell
  • Andrzej Olszewski
  • Antti Pirinen
  • AVGOUSTA KYRIAKIDOU
  • Birger Koblitz
  • Birgit Lewendel
  • Bouvet David
  • Carlos Fernando Gamboa
  • Carmine Cioffi
  • Catherine Biscarat
  • Cecile Barbier
  • CHEVALEYRE Jean-Claude
  • Chris Brew
  • Christoph Grab
  • Christoph Wissing
  • Christophe DIARRA
  • Christopher Jung
  • Claudio Grandi
  • Clemens Koerdt
  • Csaba Hajdu
  • Daniel Rodrigues
  • Daniele Bonacorsi
  • Dario Barberis
  • David Colling
  • David Foster
  • David Kelsey
  • David Smith
  • David South
  • Dejan Vitlacil
  • Derek Feichtinger
  • Derek Ross
  • Diana Bosio
  • Dieter Kranzlmueller
  • Dirk Duellmann
  • Dominique Boutigny
  • Doris Ressmann
  • Doris Wochele
  • Duncan Rand
  • Elena Oliver Garcia
  • Emrah AKKOYUN
  • Eric Fede
  • Erik Mattias Wadenstein
  • Erwin Laure
  • Ewan Mac Mahon
  • Fabio Hernandez
  • Fabrice Charlier
  • Fassi Farida
  • Felice Rosso
  • Flavia Donno
  • Florbela Viegas
  • Frederic Hemmer
  • Frederique Chollet
  • Gancho Dimitrov
  • Gavin McCance
  • Gene Oleynik
  • Gerd Behrmann
  • Gianfranco Sciacca
  • Gianni Pucciani
  • Gianpaolo Carlino
  • Gilbert Poulard
  • Giuseppe Lo Presti
  • Giuseppe Mazza
  • Giuseppe Misurelli
  • Glenn Patrick
  • Gonzalez de la Hoz Santiago
  • Gonzalo Merino
  • Gordon Brown
  • Graeme Stewart
  • Greig Cowan
  • Guenter Duckeck
  • Guillaume PHILIPPON
  • Harry Renshall
  • Hiroshi Sakamoto
  • Hiroyuki Matsunaga
  • Horst Severini
  • HungChe Jen
  • Hélène CORDIER
  • I Ueda
  • Ian Bird
  • Ian Fisk
  • Ignacio Reguero
  • Iouri Smirnov
  • James Casey
  • James Thorne
  • Jamie Shiers
  • Jan van Eldik
  • Jay Packard
  • Jean-Michel Barbet
  • Jean-Pierre MEYER
  • Jeff Templon
  • Jeremy Coles
  • Jerome PINOT
  • Jim Shank
  • Jiri Chudoba
  • Johannes Elmsheuser
  • John Bland
  • John Gordon
  • john kennedy
  • John Shade
  • Jos Van Wezel
  • Jose Hernandez
  • Jose Salt
  • Josep Flix
  • Jukka Klem
  • julia andreeva
  • Jürgen Knobloch
  • Kai Leffhalm
  • Lana Abadie
  • Laura Perini
  • Liliana Martin
  • Lionel Schwarz
  • Lorne Levinson
  • Luca Canali
  • Luca Magnoni
  • Luis Diaz
  • Maarten Litmaath
  • Maite Barroso
  • Marco Clemencic
  • Marek Magryś
  • Maria Girone
  • maria Dimou
  • Marie-Christine Sawley
  • Mario David
  • Mario Kadastik
  • Mark van de Sanden
  • markus schulz
  • Massimo Lamanna
  • Matthias Kasemann
  • Max Böhm
  • Maxim Potekhin
  • Michael Ernst
  • Michael Grønager
  • Michał Dwużnik
  • Michel Jouvin
  • Michel Vetterli
  • Miguel Anjo
  • Miguel Coelho dos Santos
  • Miguel Oliveira
  • Mihai Ciubancan
  • Mihnea Dulea
  • Mike Kenyon
  • Milos Lokajicek
  • Min-Hong Tsai
  • Muriel Gougerot
  • Neil Geddes
  • Nicholas Thackray
  • Oleg Tsigenov
  • Oliver Keeble
  • Olli Tourunen
  • Olof Barring
  • Osman AIDEL
  • Oxana Smirnova
  • Paolo Tedesco
  • Paolo Veronesi
  • Patricia McBride
  • Patricia Mendez Lorenzo
  • Patrick Fuhrmann
  • Paul Millar
  • Pavel DEMIN
  • Peter Gronbech
  • Peter Kunszt
  • Peter Love
  • Peter Wegner
  • philippe olivero
  • Pierre Choukroun
  • Pierre Girard
  • Pierre-Emmanuel Brinette
  • Raja Nandakumar
  • Ricardo Silva
  • Rob Harper
  • Rob Quick
  • Roberto Santinelli
  • rodney walker
  • Roger Jones
  • Rolf Rumler
  • Romain Wartel
  • Ron Trompert
  • Ronald Starink
  • rybkin grigory
  • Ryszard Gokieli
  • Sam Skipsey
  • Santanu Das
  • Schwickerath Ulrich
  • Sergio Maffioletti
  • Simon George
  • Simon Nderitu
  • Simone Campana
  • Sophie Lemaitre
  • Stefan Stonjek
  • Stefano Bagnasco
  • stefano Belforte
  • Stephen Burke
  • Stephen Dallison
  • Stephen Gowdy
  • Steve Traylen
  • Tadaaki Isobe
  • Thomas Kress
  • Tigran Mkrtchyan
  • Tiziana Ferrari
  • Tomas Lindén
  • Tony Cass
  • Torsten Antoni
  • Wei Yang
  • Winnie Lacesso
  • Wolfgang von Rüden
  • Xavier Espinal
  • Yannick Patois
  • Yves Coppens
    • 09:00 13:15
      WLCG Service Reliability Session Main auditorium

      Main auditorium

      CERN

      • 09:00
        The Goals - WLCG MoU Targets & Experiment Critical Services Lists 20m
        Speaker: Jamie Shiers (CERN)
        Slides
        Video in CDS
        Video in CDS
      • 09:20
        The Techniques: middleware developers' golden rules 20m
        Speaker: Gavin McCance (CERN)
        Slides
        Video in CDS
      • 09:40
        The Techniques: deployment strategies (application DNS load balancing, Oracle Maximum Availability Architecture) 20m
        Speaker: Jacek Wojcieszuk (CERN)
        Slides
        Video in CDS
      • 10:00
        Measuring What We Deliver & Problem Resolution Targets 30m
        Speaker: Julia Andreeva (CERN)
        Slides
        Video in CDS
      • 10:30
        coffee break 30m
      • 11:00
        Middleware & experimentware surveys - how do we rack up? 30m
        Speaker: Maarten Litmaath (CERN)
        Slides
        Video in CDS
      • 11:30
        Testing Experiment Services - SAM tests et al 30m
        Speaker: Patricia Mendez Lorenzo (CERN)
        Slides
        Video in CDS
      • 12:00
        Atlas Central Services Operations 30m
        Speaker: Birger Koblitz (CERN)
        Slides
        Video in CDS
    • 12:30 13:30
      lunch break 1h Main auditorium

      Main auditorium

      CERN

    • 13:30 18:00
      WLCG Storage Issues Main auditorium

      Main auditorium

      CERN

      Note-takers:


      • Dirk Duellmann
      • Paul Millar

      Notes
      • 13:30
        Storage Performance Issues, Monitoring etc. 1h
        This session will discuss how to improve the performance of tape-backed MSS systems (or what the experiments could/should do to give hints to the system).

        (experiences, suggestions for dCache and Castor, etc.).

        See also: { One and the same monitoring tool is needed for tapes for all T1’s. Action on: Jamie Shiers } We have another use case, but this is primarily for CERN. We still have users reading from tape and we didn't know. Actually there are hundreds of tapemounts per day for reading by users and we didn't know. If we would have had any monitoring we would have been able to spot this much earlier. Now we learned for the first time in a presentation by Tim Bell.

        Example of basic stats:
        https://sls.cern.ch/sls/service.php?id=CASTORATLAS_T0ATLAS

        Slides
        Video in CDS
      • 14:30
        SRM v1.1 de-commissioning plan and timetable 1h
        We will discuss the concrete targets of:
        • mid 2008 (i.e. end June)
        • end 2008
        Speaker: Dr Flavia Donno (Flavia.Donno@cern.ch)
        Slides
        Video in CDS
      • 15:30
        coffee break 30m
      • 16:00
        Summary of recommendations / proposals regarding SRM v2.2 (for May and perhaps beyond...) 45m
        Speaker: Flavia Donno (CERN)
      • 16:45
        Data (access) security issues 45m
        Speaker: The WLCG Storage Solution Working Group
        Paper
        Video in CDS
    • 09:00 18:00
      ATLAS session 40-S2-D01

      40-S2-D01

      CERN

      agenda
    • 09:00 18:00
      Review of February (and March) runs of CCRC'08 Main auditorium

      Main auditorium

      CERN

      Note-takers:


      • Maarten Litmaath
      • Patricia Mendez Lorenzo

      More Notes
      Notes
      • 09:00
        CCRC08 - View from WLCG Service 45m
        Speaker: Jamie Shiers (CERN)
        Slides
        Video in CDS
      • 09:45
        CCRC08 - View from Sites 45m
        Speakers: Derek Ross (RAL), Harry Renshall (CERN), Ian FISK (US-CMS)
      • 10:30
        coffee break 30m
      • 11:00
        ATLAS summary - lessons learnt and things to be improved 45m
        Speaker: Kors Bos (NIKHEF, ATLAS, CERN)
        Slides
        Video in CDS
      • 11:45
        CMS summary - lessons learnt and things to be improved 45m
        Speaker: Daniele Bonacorsi (INFN, CMS)
        Slides
        Video in CDS
      • 12:30
        lunch break 1h
      • 13:30
        ALICE summary - lessons learnt and things to be improved 45m
        Speaker: Latchezar Betev (CERN)
        Slides
        Video in CDS
      • 14:15
        LHCb summary - lessons learnt and things to be improved 45m
        Speaker: Roberto Santinelli (CERN)
        Slides
        Video in CDS
      • 15:00
        Panel on Support Issues 30m
        Speaker: Supporters, Experiments, Sites, ...
      • 15:30
        coffee break 30m
      • 16:00
        The Metric - as a Common Challenge, involving all experiments and sites, how did we do overall? 1h 30m
        Panel discussion + summary
        Speaker: Previous speakers, site representatives, ...
        Video in CDS
    • 09:00 18:00
      Planning for May run of CCRC'08 Main auditorium

      Main auditorium

      CERN

      Important to stress not only the 'Computing Model' styles of steady-state operation, but also the more chaotic data access patterns that are likely to typify early data taking (e.g. more requests from more sites to access to raw/ESD files - impact on resources...)


      Note-takers:


      • Simone Campana
      • Pablo Saiz

      Notes
      • 09:00
        The LHC Status and Schedule 20m
        Speaker: Jos Engelen (CERN)
        Slides
        Video in CDS
      • 09:20
        Resource / Service Review - What can we count on for 2008 production? 45m
        Speaker: Harry Renshall (CERN)
        Slides
        Video in CDS
      • 10:05
        coffee break 30m
      • 10:35
        ATLAS Status, Plans and Requirements for May run and beyond 45m
        Speaker: Kors Bos (NIKHEF, CERN, ATLAS)
        Slides
        Video in CDS
      • 11:20
        LHCb Status, Plans and Requirements for May run and beyond 45m
        Speaker: Nick Brook (University of Bristol, LHCb)
        Slides
        Video in CDS
      • 12:05
        lunch break 1h
      • 13:05
        CMS Status, Plans and Requirements for May run and beyond 45m
        Speaker: Daniele Bonacorsi (INFN & CMS)
        Slides
        Video in CDS
      • 13:50
        ALICE Status, Plans and Requirements for May run and beyond 45m
        Speaker: Latchezar Betev (CERN)
        Slides
        Video in CDS
      • 14:35
        Baseline Middleware Versions - what is in production 10m
        Speakers: Markus Schulz (CERN), Oliver Keeble (CERN)
        Slides
        Video in CDS
      • 14:45
        Baseline storage-ware versions - what is in production 10m
        Speaker: Flavia Donno (CERN)
        Slides
        Video in CDS
      • 14:55
        coffee break 30m
      • 15:25
        Follow-up on Action Items from April CCRC'08 F2F 1h
        Some of the topics:
        • Common convention for operator alarm mailing lists
          • For CERN, -> vo-operator-alarm@cern.ch; co-owned by experiment and IT; only list-members may post
          • For external sites; implement NIKHEF's solution
        • Dashboards: need clear agreement on what sites should look at (site view?)
        • Intervention notifications - including also 'transparent' ones...
        • Negotiation of site configuration for an experiment
          • Queue time limits
          • Shares
        • How do sites figure out what is going on?
        • (Support issues discussed earlier - conclusion(s)?)
        Slides from April GDB
        Video in CDS
        WLCG Intervention Procedures
      • 16:25
        Running, monitoring and measuring the challenge 45m
        Video in CDS
      • 17:10
        CCRC'08 Post-mortem workshop in June (12-13) 10m
        agenda
        Video in CDS
    • 18:00 19:30
      WLCG Collaboration drink Restaurant number 1, main building

      Restaurant number 1, main building

      CERN

    • 09:00 18:00
      ATLAS Tier1 Jamboree IT amphitheatre

      IT amphitheatre

      CERN

      ATLAS Jamboree agenda
    • 09:00 13:00
      Operations Session 1 Main auditorium

      Main auditorium

      CERN

      Note-takers


      • Juergen Knobloch
      • Laura Perini

      Session Notes
      • 09:00
        The European Grid Initiative Design Study - EGI_DS 45m
        Speaker: Dieter Kranzlmueller (GUP)
        Slides
        Video in CDS
      • 09:45
        On the Transition to EGI - Requirements from WLCG and Related Projects 1h
        Speaker: Ian Bird (CERN)
        Slides
        Video in CDS
      • 10:45
        coffee break 30m
      • 11:15
        Overview of EGEE III operations 45m
        Speaker: Maite Barroso Lopez (CERN)
        Slides
        Video in CDS
      • 12:00
        lunch break 1h
    • 13:00 18:00
      Monitoring Tutorial(s) 513-1-24

      513-1-24

      CERN

      • 13:00
        Overview and Welcome 15m
        Speaker: James Casey (CERN)
        Slides
      • 13:15
        Introduction to Nagios 30m
        * Introduction to Nagios * Nagios Concepts * Active/Passive checks * The Nagios Web Interface * How to write Nagios Check scripts * Other Nagios tools * NRPE
        Speaker: Dr Chris Brew (CCLRC - RAL)
        Slides
      • 13:45
        Nagios for grid services 1h
        * Using Nagios for monitoring grid services * Security considerations * WLCG Monitoring WG Solution * Architecture and components * NCG details * Examples of deployment
        Speaker: Emir Imamagic (Unknown)
        Slides
      • 14:45
        Questions + Feedback from sites 15m
        - Is this useful ? - how would you use it - what would you like to see done differently?
      • 15:00
        break 20m
      • 15:20
        Monitoring a Region using Nagios 20m
        * Current usage * Possible approaches * Integration with site monitoring * Integration with central reporting
        Speaker: Steve Traylen (CERN)
        Slides
      • 15:40
        Site experience in installing NCG 20m
        Feedback of NCG deployment tests at IN2P3-CC. Explanation of the tests made en issues encountered.
        Speaker: Pierre Emmanuel Brinette (IN2P3-CC, Lyon)
        Slides
      • 16:00
        NagiosGrapher - viewing the history of metrics 20m
        Speaker: Felix Nikolaus Ehm (Unknown)
        Slides
      • 16:20
        An interoperation example - the OSG approach 20m
        Speaker: Rob Quick (OSG - Indiana University)
        Slides
    • 14:00 18:00
      Database Track 28-S-029

      28-S-029

      CERN

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      Show room on map
    • 15:00 19:00
      WLCG Collaboration Board (restricted) 160 1-009

      160 1-009

      CERN

      agenda
      slides
    • 16:00 18:30
      CMS Tier1/Tier2 session: CSA/CCRC preparations 40-S2-B01

      40-S2-B01

      CERN

      agenda
    • 09:00 18:00
      Operations Session 2 Main auditorium

      Main auditorium

      CERN

      Note-takers:


      • Tiziana Ferrari
      • Laura Perini

      Notes
      • 09:00
        Future WLCG Operations Scenarios - Introduction to Panel Discussion 30m
        Speaker: Jamie Shiers (CERN, WLCG & EGI_DS)
        Slides
      • 09:30
        Scenarios for implementing Operations Tasks in EGI - Introduction to Panel Discussion 15m
        Speaker: Laura Perini (INFN, EGI_DS, ATLAS)
        Slides
      • 09:45
        Future WLCG Operations / VO Support - Panel Discussion 1h 30m
        Following on from yesterday's discussion on EGI and the EGEE III transition, how do we prepare for the smooth transition to operations and VO / Applications Support in the late 2009 - 2012 era?

        N.B. as this is a WLCG Workshop, the intent here is to understand things in terms of WLCG requirements and priorities, although clearly a solution compatible with EGI/NGI directions and applicable to other applications would be of interest!

      • 11:15
        coffee break 30m
      • 11:45
        WLCG Monitoring Roadmap 45m
        Speaker: Julia Andreeva (CERN)
        Slides
      • 12:30
        lunch break 1h
      • 13:30
        Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) 30m
        Speaker: John Shade (CERN)
        Slides
      • 14:00
        WLCG Operations sessions 1h 30m
      • 15:30
        coffee break 30m
      • 16:00
        Workshop Close-out 30m
        Speakers: Jamie Shiers (CERN), Milos LOKAJICEK (Prague)
        Prague Workshop
        (Revised) agenda of post-mortem workshop
        Slides
    • 09:25 17:55
      Database Track 160 1-009

      160 1-009

      CERN

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