OSG All Hands Consortium Meeting

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Use of the Open Science Grid for Production

2007 has been an exciting time for the Open Science Grid! We have seen a consolidation and increased use of the Open Science Grid distributed infrastructure and software for production computation by existing and new users. We have seen the OSG activity teams form deep collaborations.

The 2008 All Hands Meeting, March 3rd-6th, will once again provide a forum for current and prospective OSG members, users, and partners to communicate, discuss and plan the work of the Consortium, the Project and the Facility. The meeting is hosted by the Renaissance Computing Institute at the Friday Center (directions available here) on the Campus of the University of North Carolina (a warm pleasant locale in springtime).

The meeting will focus on workshops and discussions for and among existing and new contributors to the Consortium - scientists, researchers, developers, administrators, partners and institutions. The current list of workshops includes site administration, biology applications, and the needs and status of campus and regional infrastructures.

US ATLAS and US CMS are once again having co-located workshops for their tiered distributed computing facilities. The registration will be common with the OSG All Hands but the agendas will be planned and posted separately.

The workshops are scheduled for Monday and Tuesday March 3 and 4.

Wednesday 5th March will see plenary sessions with a set of panel presentations and discussions covering OSG status and plans, science prospects, local and global cyberinfrastructures, training and communication, and other activities of which we are a part.

In addition, a training session for new users will be held on Thursday March 6, 2008, in parallel with the OSG Council meeting. Also, if you are interested in taking advantage of the presence of many of our participants to have short, more focused meetings co-located with the "all hands" please do let us know.

We look forward to seeing and talking to you!

John McGee, Conference Chair and OSG Engagement Coordinator,
Ruth Pordes, OSG Executive Director

Go to day
  • Monday, March 3, 2008
    • 08:30 - 09:00 breakfast
    • 09:00 - 18:25 Site Administrators Workshop
      Location: Redbud AB
      • 09:00 Welcome from the Executive Director 10'
        Speaker: Ruth Pordes (Fermilab)
        Material: Introduction.pdf pdf file
      • 09:10 The OSG Facility 15'
        Speaker: Miron Livny (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
      • 09:25 The OSG Site Coordination Activity 15'
        Speaker: Robert Gardner (University of Chicago)
        Material: Slides pdf file
      • 09:40 Expectations of the Sites 40'
        Includes: RSV, problem report response times, security drills.
        Speaker: Rob Quick (Indiana University)
        Material: Slides powerpoint file
        • Lightning talk: Experiences with RSV 10'
          Speaker: Brian Moe (University of Wisconsin Milwaukee)
        • Lightning talk: RSV and Nagios 10'
          Speaker: Sarah Williams (Indiana University)
          Material: Slides pdf file
      • 10:20 break 20'
      • 10:40 Logging and Troubleshooting 30'
        Speaker: Brian Tierney (LBNL)
        • Lightning talk: Publication and Protection of Site Sensitive Information in a Grid Infrastructure 7'
          Speaker: Mr. Shreyas Cholia (NERSC LBL)
          Material: Slides powerpoint file
        • Lightning talk: Logging and Troubleshooting 7'
          Speaker: Anand Padmanabhan (UIUC)
          Material: Slides pdf file
        • Lightning talk: A Proposed Architecture for OSG Logging 7'
          Speaker: Brian Tierney (LBNL)
          Material: Slides powerpoint file
      • 11:10 Site Administrators Security Training and Auditing 45'
        Includes Service AUP, policies, responding to incidents and security patches, tools to help keep a secure site.
        Speaker: Dr. Mine Altunay (Fermilab)
        Material: Slides powerpoint file
        • Lightning talk: Fermilab Open Science Enclave 10'
          Speaker: Dr. Keith Chadwick (Fermilab)
          Material: Slides powerpoint file
        • Lightning talk: Using gLExec to improve security of Grid jobs 10'
          Speaker: Mr. Alain Roy (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
          Material: Slides powerpoint file pdf file
      • 11:55 Feedback on OSG 0.8.0 and the Facility Rountable 35'
        Speaker: Terrence Martin (UCSD)
        • Lightning talk: Readiness of WS GRAM 10'
          Speaker: Terrence Martin (UCSD)
          Material: Slides powerpoint file
        • Facility Roundtable 25'
          Speakers: Mr. Alain Roy (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Robert Gardner (University of Chicago), Rob Quick (Indiana University), Shaowen Wang (UIUC), Miron Livny (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Dr. Mine Altunay (FNAL)
      • 12:30 Panel Discussion from the Users Perspective 35'
        Panel of Users to whom Site Administrators can ask questions and comments
        Speaker: Abhishek Rana (UCSD)
        • Panelists 35'
          Speakers: Britta Daubert, Mats Rynge (Renaissance Computing Institute), Kaushik De (UTA)
      • 13:05 lunch 1h0'
      • 13:20 BOF 45'
        Material: agenda link
      • 14:05 OSG Storage Services 40'
        Administering VDT supported Storage Elements
        - Opportunistic storage
        - dCache 1.8 installs and functional tests
        - Bestman xrootd
        Speaker: Dr. Ted Hesselroth (Fermilab)
        • Opportunistic Use of Storage in the Open Science Grid 10'
          Speaker: Ted Hesselroth (Fermilab)
          Material: Slides pdf file
        • Lightning Talk: VDT-dCache 1.8 installation and functional testing experiences 10'
          Speaker: Xin Zhao (Brookhaven National Laboratory)
          Material: Slides powerpoint file
        • Bestman on Xrootd 10'
          Speaker: Wei Yang (SLAC)
          Material: Slides powerpoint filedown arrow
      • 14:45 Configuring OSG - an update 20'
        What has changed with the CE and SE configuration scripts?
        How to update to new OSG minor version releases
        Speaker: Suchandra Thapa (University of Chicago)
        Material: Slides powerpoint file pdf file
        • Lightning Talk: Experiences and tools for configuring OSG resources 10'
          Speaker: Terrence Martin (UCSD)
          Material: Slides powerpoint file
        • Lightning Talk: Installing and configuring gLexec 10'
          Speaker: Dr. Keith Chadwick (Fermilab)
          Material: Slides powerpoint file
      • 15:05 Discussion: Site Administrators Tools 45'
        What do we have that could be shared (Lightning Talk 1)?
        What needs to be added to the toolkit (Lightning Talks 2,3)?
        Speaker: Charles Bacon (University of Chicago)
        Material: Slides powerpoint file
        • Lightning Talk (1): MOPS (the Managed Object Placement Service) 10'
          Speaker: Dan Fraser (Argonne)
          Material: Slides powerpoint file
        • Lightning Talk (2): Fermilab High Availability Deployment 10'
          Speaker: Dr. Keith Chadwick (Fermilab)
          Material: Slides powerpoint file
        • Lightning Talk (3): Admin tools for OSG infrastructure at Caltech/CMS 10'
          Speaker: Michael Thomas (California Institute of Technology)
          Material: Slides powerpoint file
      • 15:50 break 20'
      • 16:10 Towards the Release of OSG 1.0 30'
        Speaker: Mr. Alain Roy (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
        Material: Slides powerpoint file pdf file
      • 16:40 Current measurements of Facility performance and capabilities 30'
        What measurements do we have?
        What do we need?
        Speaker: Mr. Brian Bockelman (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
        Material: Slides pdf file
        • Lightning Talk: Panda - monitoring, job information, performance collection 10'
          Speaker: Kaushik De (University of Texas at Arlington)
          Material: Slides powerpoint file
  • Tuesday, March 4, 2008
    • 08:30 - 09:00 breakfast
    • 09:00 - 17:00 US ATLAS Transparent Distributed Facility workshop
      Conveners: Michael Ernst (Brookhaven National Laboratory), Robert Gardner (University of Chicago)
      Location: Bellflower AB
      Material: agenda link
    • 09:00 - 17:00 US CMS Tier-3 workshop
      Conveners: Burt Holzman (Fermilab), Brian Bockelman (University of Nebraska–Lincoln)
      Location: Redbud AB
      Material: agenda link
    • 09:00 - 12:30 Biology Applications workshop
      This workshop will have presentations on current biology efforts that use the Open Science Grid, discussions on what has worked well, obstacles, and ideas future improvements and better support for large scale computational efforts in the biosciences. 
      Conveners: Dr. Maxim Potekhin (Brookhaven National Laboratory), Mats Rynge (Renaissance Computing Institute)
      Location: Windflower AB
      • 09:00 Biology Applications Workshop Introductions 15'
        Material: Slides pdf file
      • 09:15 CompBioGrid 15'
        Material: Slides pdf file
      • 09:45 SBGrid: Ian Stokes-Rees 15'
        Material: Slides pdf file
      • 10:15 CHARMM 15'
        Material: Slides pdf file
      • 10:45 GLOW 15'
        Material: Slides powerpoint file
      • 11:00 Biology Applications Workshop Discussion 1h30'
    • 12:30 - 13:30 group picture in atrium followed by lunch
    • 12:30 - 13:30 BOF
      Material: agenda link
    • 13:30 - 17:00 Campus & Regional Infrastructures
      A workshop to discuss OSG related Campus and Regional Infrastructures. 
      The use of high performance and high throughput computing (HT/HPC) to support  scientific research has become a permanent feature of the research landscape.  Many groups operate laboratory level HT/HPC systems that utilize open source software and commodity hardware to create a cyberinfrastructure to aid in simulation, data collection, and analysis.  The proliferation of HPC systems within many institutions has created an opportunity to create co-operative campus level grids to leverage and harness the tremendous collective power of these systems.  Moreover, opportunities to exploit underutilized resources for high throughput computing is fostering the creation of a culture of resource sharing through opportunisitic usage on many campuses. 
      This workshop will be a forum in which groups operating (or considering building) campus grids can come together to share best-practices, challenges, and opportunities in building a co-operative campus level cyberinfrastructure.  The objectives of this workshop are to: i) discuss the current state-of-the-art and issues in running a production campus grid; ii) the role of the Open Science Grid as an enabler of campus and national-level research computing;  iii) provide an opportunity for those considering adopting campus-level grids to learn about the technologies; and iv) identify future activities, issues, and action items to improve the effectiveness and adoption of campus grids. 
      The workshop will be a half-day event, with attendance limited to approximately 20 to encourage discussions among participants.  An outcome of the workshop will be a report to the Open Science Grid community identifying future opportunities, challenges, and specific recommendations.
      Conveners: Tom Hacker (Purdue University), Sebastien Goasguen (Clemson University)
      Location: Windflower AB
      • 13:30 Introduction 10'
        Material: Slides pdf file
      • 13:40 Existing Campus Grid panels 1h5'
        Purdue/Preston Smith, GLOW/Miron Livny, Clemson/Sebastien Goasguen, Fermilab/Keith Chadwick
        Speakers: Preston Smith (Purdue University), Prof. Miron Livny (University of Wisconsin - Madison), Dr. Sebastien Goasguen (Clemson University), Keith Chadwick (FNAL)
        Material: FermiGrid Slides powerpoint file Slides powerpoint file pdf file
      • 14:45 Existing Regional grids 45'
        NWICG/Tom Hacker and In Seng Suh, NYSGrid/Steve Gallo
        Speakers: Dr. Thomas Hacker (Purdue University), Mr. Steve Gallo (SUNY-Buffalo), Dr. In-Saeng Suh (Notre Dame)
        Material: Slides powerpoint file pdf filedown arrow
      • 15:30 Break and Networking 30'
      • 16:00 Engaging Users 15'
        Speaker: Mats Rynge (Renaissance Computing Institute)
        Material: Slides pdf file
      • 16:15 Sharing Local Resouces 15'
        Speaker: Mr. Alain Roy (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
        Material: Slides powerpoint file pdf file
      • 16:30 Open Case Study with Texas A&M University 30'
        Speaker: Dr. Guy Almes (Director, Academy for Advanced Telecommunications and Learning Technologies, Texas A&M University)
    • 18:00 - 19:00 BOF
      Material: agenda link
  • Wednesday, March 5, 2008
    • 08:00 - 08:30 breakfast
    • 08:30 - 10:00 The Open Science Grid
      Convener: Ruth Pordes (Fermilab)
      Location: Grumman Auditorium
      • 08:30 (no title) 1h30'
        This panel will give an opportunity to discuss the problems/issues we are all are facing now and moving forward, both in the vision and "big picture challenges" and the medium/long term practical aspects of the consortium, project and facility.

        Alina Bejan, Education and Outreach Coordinator,
        Rob Gardner, Integration and Sites Coordinator,
        Bill Kramer, Chair of the Consortium Council,
        Miron Livny, Project PI and Facility Coordinator,
        John McGee, Engagement Coordinator,
        Ruth Pordes, Executive Director,
        Rob Quick, Operations Coordinator,
        Alain Roy, Software Coordinator,

        Material: OSGO pdf file
    • 10:00 - 10:30 break
    • 10:30 - 12:00 Prospects for Science on OSG
      Convener: James Shank (Boston University)
      Location: Grumman Auditorium
      • 10:30 (no title) 1h30'
        The panelists on this session will talk about their use of the OSG for science and research and future prospects and needs. There will be 10 minute introductions from each of the members of the panel:

        Structural Biology Grid Portal and Applications: Ian Stokes-Rees, Harvard University
        Text Mining Biomedical Literature: Catherine Blake, UNC School of Information and Library Science
        Prospects for science at the LHC/CMS: Chris Tully, Princeton University
        Nuclear Physics and the OSG: Tim Hallman, BNL
        LIGO: Warren Anderson, U Wisconsin, Milwaukee
        Heisenberg Spin Chains - Simulations and Experiments: Bruno Goncalvez, Emory College

        Material: Blake powerpoint file LIGO pdf file SBGrid pdf file STAR pdf file
    • 12:00 - 13:30 lunch
    • 12:15 - 13:30 BOF
      Material: agenda link
    • 13:30 - 15:00 Status of and prospects for Worldwide Cyberinfrasructure
      Convener: Miron Livny (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
      Location: Grumman Auditorium
      • 13:30 (no title) 1h30'
        This panelists on this session will talk about the issues and activities related to world-wide cyber infrastructure.

        There will be 10 minute introductions from each of the members of the panel, followed by a period of discussion:

        EGEE-III and EGI, Robert Jones (CERN),
        CyberInfrastructure for Communities, Alan Blatecky (RENCI),
        Exploiting Emerging Features in Networks: Don Petravick (Fermilab),
        Security and Cyberinfrastructure: John Hover (BNL),

        Material: DonNetworking pdf file EGEE - EGI powerpoint file JohnHover pdf file
    • 15:00 - 15:30 break
    • 15:30 - 17:00 Communication, outreach and training
      Convener: John McGee (RENCI)
      Location: Grumman Auditorium
      • 15:30 (no title) 1h30'
        This panelists on this session will talk about the opportunities and experiences with Communication, Education and Outreach. There will be 10 minute introductions from each of the members of the panel, followed by a period of discussion:

        International Science Grid This Week, Cristy Burne (iSGTW),
        After Grid School 1, Andrew Jamieson (University of Chicago),
        After Grid School 2, John Sanabria (University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez)
        After Grid School 3, Robert Martin (University of Texas at Brownsville)
        Internet2 and the CI Days activity, Russ Hobby (internet2)
        SURAgrid Education and Outreach: Linda Akli (SURA)

        Material: AndrewJamieson pdf file Paper pdf file Russ powerpoint file Slides powerpoint file pdf file
    • 17:00 - 18:00 BOF
      Material: agenda link
  • Thursday, March 6, 2008
    • 08:45 - 09:15 breakfast
    • 09:15 - 17:15 OSG Council Meeting
      Any slides or documents uploaded for the Council meeting
      Location: Redbud AB
    • 09:15 - 17:15 Hands on Training for New Users
      Conveners: Dr. Alina Bejan (University of Chicago), Mr. Alain Roy (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
      Location: Mountain Laurel
      Material: agenda link