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5-9 November 2007
The Genome Sequencing Center at Washington University in St. Louis
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Session: Windows II
Track: Windows
Group Policy Objects (GPOs) have a pole position in a domain network management. Unfortunately, the primary tool for managing Group Policy in an enterprise, the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC), doesn’t provide a base for a workflow in any but the simplest management models. Microsoft Advanced Group Policy Management (AGPM), the technology included in the Microsoft Desktop Optimization ... More
Presented by Kazimierz POPINSKI on 5 Nov 2007 at 3:30 PM
Session: Grid Management and Monitoring I
Track: Grid Management and Monitoring
The presentation will give an overview of the Experiment Dashboard monitoring applications, providing LHC users with the possibility to monitor analysis and production activities on the distributed infrastructure. Experiment Dashboard monitoring applications are working in a transparent way across several middleware platforms used by the LHC experiments (LCG/gLite,OSG,NorduGrid). The presentatio ... More
Presented by Dr. Benjamin GAIDIOZ on 8 Nov 2007 at 10:00 AM
Session: General III
Track: General
Nearly every large organization uses a tool to broadcast messages and information across the internal campus (messages like alerts announcing interruption in services or just information about upcoming events). These tools typically allow administrators (operators) to send "targeted" messages which are sent only to specific groups of users or computers, e/g only those located in a specified buildi ... More
Presented by Mr. Rafal OTTO on 9 Nov 2007 at 11:30 AM
Session: Site Reports IV
Track: Site Reports
News on CERN
Presented by Dr. Helge MEINHARD on 6 Nov 2007 at 11:20 AM
Session: Benchmarking II
Track: Benchmarking
I'll continue with my series of talks about CPU benchmarking issues. New topics are: - SPECint2006 measurements, what's the difference to SPECint2000? - SPECfp2006 measurements.
Presented by Manfred ALEF on 8 Nov 2007 at 1:30 PM
Session: Grid Management and Monitoring II
Track: Grid Management and Monitoring
The DOE SciDAC Center for Enabling Distributed Petascale Science (CEDPS) has been working with the Open Science Grid to design and deploy tools to facilitate troubleshooting problems on the Grid. This includes tools for central log collection, and advice on what should be logged. This talk will give an overview of progress to date and near-term plans for the future.
Presented by Iwona SAKREJDA on 8 Nov 2007 at 11:30 AM
Session: Site Reports I
Track: Site Reports
What is new since the last HEPiX fall meeting in DAPNIA Saclay.
Presented by Mr. Pierrick MICOUT on 5 Nov 2007 at 9:30 AM
Session: Site Reports III
Track: Site Reports
DESY site report - Update on recent activities at DESY
Presented by Wolfgang FRIEBEL on 6 Nov 2007 at 9:00 AM
Session: Storage III
Track: Storage
The loss of a business critical application resulting from data corruption can be crippling and require huge efforts to repair. All businesses hope they have the know how to recover, yet no business wants an unplanned real-time test. Data corruption prevention, rather than recovery is key. Storage vendors, including those designing adapters, fabrics, and storage arrays design component-level ... More
Presented by Jim WILLIAMS on 8 Nov 2007 at 3:30 PM
Session: Data Centers I
Track: Data Centers
Brookhaven is the primary computing center for RHIC, and it is also a Tier 1 computing center for the ATLAS experiment at CERN. The growing computing needs from both RHIC and ATLAS has exceeded the capacity of the current computer center, and a long-term expansion plan is now underway to meet future requirements. This presentation discusses our expansion plans as well as possible strategies th ... More
Presented by Dr. Antonio CHAN on 7 Nov 2007 at 9:30 AM
Session: General III
Track: General
Integrated Site Security for Grids (ISSeG) is a project co-funded by the European Commission involving CERN, STFC and FZK. Integrated Site Security (ISS) coordinates improvements so that policies, rules, awareness and training elvolve in step with technological developments. This session will cover the resources available on www.isseg.eu: - Risk assessment questionnaire - Security recommen ... More
Presented by Mr. Alan SILVERMAN (SPEAKER) on 9 Nov 2007 at 11:00 AM
Session: Windows I
Track: Windows
Experiences with Microsoft Key Management Server
Presented by Mr. Wayne BAISLEY on 5 Nov 2007 at 2:30 PM
Session: Storage I
Track: Storage
The talk will be covering the work done during the second phase of HEPIX/IHEPCCC File Systems /Storage Working Group. The plans for the third and final phase will also be presented.
Presented by Andrei MASLENNIKOV on 6 Nov 2007 at 1:35 PM
Session: Virtualization II
Track: Virtualization
We will discuss the deployment of Linux Virtualisation within the Fermilab Campus Grid (FermiGrid) infrastructure to provide highly available Grid services.
Presented by Dr. Keith CHADWICK on 7 Nov 2007 at 3:50 PM
Session: Site Reports IV
Track: Site Reports
Latest IT developments at GSI
Presented by Dr. Walter SCHOEN on 6 Nov 2007 at 11:00 AM
Session: Site Reports IV
Track: Site Reports
Information about the current IT infrastructure at the Genome Sequencing Center at Washington University in St. Louis and specifically how it has changed over the last year.
Presented by Gary STIEHR on 6 Nov 2007 at 11:50 AM
Session: Grid Management and Monitoring II
Track: Grid Management and Monitoring
This talk will describe recent progress on Grid Security in WLCG and EGEE covering technical, operational and policy issues.
Presented by Dr. David KELSEY on 8 Nov 2007 at 11:00 AM
Session: Site Reports II
Track: Site Reports
Brief presentation of the current status at the Grid Computing Centre Karlsruhe.
Presented by Manfred ALEF on 5 Nov 2007 at 12:00 PM
Session: Virtualization I
Track: Virtualization
Virtualization can enhance the functionality and ease the management of current and future Grids by enabling on-demand creation of services and virtual clusters with customized environments, dynamic provisioning and policy-based resource allocation, as well as enhance high availability and load balancing techniques. In this work, we consider the work done in the last year in different INFN sectio ... More
Presented by Mr. Federico NEBIOLO on 7 Nov 2007 at 2:10 PM
Session: Virtualization II
Track: Virtualization
HEP applications often have very specific OS requirements and shared resources available to HEP in Canada may not be able to meet the specific OS requirements of a particular application. We have investigated VMs as a mechanism for packaging a complete application and shipping it out to a remote grid site complete with all its requirements. We will discuss experiences using Globus Virtual Wor ... More
Presented by Ian GABLE on 7 Nov 2007 at 4:50 PM
Session: Security
Track: General
HEPIX Fall 2007 Cyber Security Update
Presented by Mr. Gary BUHRMASTER on 8 Nov 2007 at 4:00 PM
Session: General II
Track: General
"GUIs don't scale" has long been one of my mantras. I will demonstrate some recent work I have done in trying to overturn this limitation. By using very high density display techniques such as treemapping and pixel charts, I have been able to create some displays that show the status and history of thousands of machines without abstracting all of the meaningful detail out of them.
Presented by Mr. Charles BOEHEIM on 9 Nov 2007 at 10:00 AM
Session: Benchmarking I
Track: Benchmarking
INFN Computing Committee is looking for a modern benchmark to replace the SPEC Int 2000 for Worker Node evaluation. Performance results from several HEP experiments have been compared with SPEC Int 2000 and Int 2006 to find the best agreement.
Presented by Dr. michele MICHELOTTO on 8 Nov 2007 at 12:05 PM
Session: Site Reports II
Track: Site Reports
an overall report about updates of INFN computing infrustructure
Presented by Dr. Roberto GOMEZEL on 5 Nov 2007 at 11:40 AM
Session: Virtualization I
Track: Virtualization
Presented by Mrs. Veronique LEFEBURE on 7 Nov 2007 at 1:30 PM
Session: Data Centers I
Track: Data Centers
I will give a general introduction to the problems faced by today's data centres and summarise the responses to the survey of HEPiX sites carried out prior to this meeting.
Presented by Dr. Tony CASS on 7 Nov 2007 at 9:00 AM
Session: Benchmarking I
Track: Benchmarking
Just a few words to get the session kicked off...
Presented by Dr. Helge MEINHARD on 8 Nov 2007 at 12:00 PM
Session: Site Reports III
Track: Site Reports
Update on JLab computing since the last HEPiX meeting.
Presented by Sandy PHILPOTT on 6 Nov 2007 at 10:00 AM
Session: Site Reports I
Track: Site Reports
Site report about LAL and GRIF (LCG T2)
Presented by Mr. Michel JOUVIN on 5 Nov 2007 at 10:10 AM
Session: Data Centers III
Track: Data Centers
In the recent years the Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) has matured and become widespread enough that even commodity hardware can now be reliably and securely managed using its functionality. We report on the successful large-scale deployment of secure remote power control of machines and the integration of IPMI Serial-Over-LAN functionality into the existing remote console i ... More
Presented by Mr. Andras HORVATH on 8 Nov 2007 at 4:30 PM
Session: Storage I
Track: Storage
Lustre is a high performance parallel filesystem. It manages Petabytes of storage and allows hundreds of GB/s. Lustre HSM project will bring to Lustre ILM functionalities. This talk will describe the design of Lustre HSM.
Presented by Mr. Jacques-Charles LAFOUCRIERE on 6 Nov 2007 at 2:30 PM
Session: Grid Management and Monitoring I
Track: Grid Management and Monitoring
We will present the tools which are used to monitor the grid services within the Fermilab Campus Grid (FermiGrid).
Presented by Dr. Keith CHADWICK on 8 Nov 2007 at 9:00 AM
Session: Site Reports III
Track: Site Reports
Current status at the distributed tier1 "site" NDGF.
Presented by Mattias WADENSTEIN on 6 Nov 2007 at 9:20 AM
Session: Data Centers II
Track: Data Centers
The abstract will be updated ASAP.
Presented by Dr. Iwona SAKREJDA on 7 Nov 2007 at 11:00 AM
Session: Storage I
Track: Storage
NERSC storage update. What's happening and where are we going.
Presented by Dr. Iwona SAKREJDA on 6 Nov 2007 at 2:00 PM
Session: Storage II
Track: Storage
Storage devices with the native Infiniband interface are gaining more and more popularity. I will discuss the available Infiniband storage access protocols, and will then use one of our recent products as an example.
Presented by John JOSEPHAKIS on 6 Nov 2007 at 3:30 PM
Session: Grid Management and Monitoring I
Track: Grid Management and Monitoring
We will demonstrate two new tools for monitoring grid services within WLCG. The first is a set of grid probes, designed to test EGEE and OSG services at a site, integrated into nagios. The second is a new visualisation tool - GridMap (http://gridmap.cern.ch). This uses heatmaps to compactly display site availability for the entire WLCG Grid on a single page.
Presented by James CASEY on 8 Nov 2007 at 9:30 AM
Session: Storage II
Track: Storage
OpenAFS has completed seven years as an open source project. During that time OpenAFS has successfully tackled many challenges including new platforms, multi-processor systems, and network environments consisting of mobile clients and partitioning. OpenAFS Gatekeepers, Derrick Brashear and Jeffrey Altman, will provide updates on the latest OpenAFS offerings, the most common usage models, and ... More
Presented by Derrick BRASHEAR, Jeffrey ALTMAN on 6 Nov 2007 at 4:30 PM
Session: Virtualization I
Presented by Mr. Alex IRIBARREN on 7 Nov 2007 at 1:40 PM
Session: Site Reports III
Track: Site Reports
Recent changes in PDSF organization. Benefits and pitfalls of a shared resource.
Presented by Dr. Iwona SAKREJDA on 6 Nov 2007 at 9:40 AM
Session: Benchmarking II
Track: Benchmarking
We will present lattice QCD applications performance data on current Intel and AMD processors and platforms, including the new quad-core AMD processors ("Barcelona").
Presented by Dr. Don HOLMGREN on 8 Nov 2007 at 2:30 PM
Session: Storage I
Track: Storage
Presentation of the storage agenda
Presented by Andrei MASLENNIKOV on 6 Nov 2007 at 1:30 PM
Session: Data Centers II
Track: Data Centers
We describe the processes surrounding the procurement of a new machine room for the RAL site.
Presented by Mr. Martin BLY on 7 Nov 2007 at 11:30 AM
Session: Site Reports II
Track: Site Reports
Developments in the Tier-1 at RAL.
Presented by Mr. Martin BLY on 5 Nov 2007 at 11:20 AM
Session: Virtualization II
Track: Virtualization
New scientific communities, attracted by successful deployment of Grids by various scientific groups, bring new requirements on Grid middleware, such as fast turn-around for short jobs, access prioritisation, and need for various execution environment optimized to application specific requirements. We will argue that virtualized Grids, based on idea that different virtual worker nodes, runnin ... More
Presented by Jan SVEC on 7 Nov 2007 at 3:30 PM
Session: General II
Track: General
Feedback to and input for the SL developers from the HEPiX community. This may influence upcoming decisions e.g. on distribution lifecycles.
Presented by Troy DAWSON on 9 Nov 2007 at 9:30 AM
Session: Site Reports I
Track: Site Reports
SLAC Site Report
Presented by Mr. Charles BOEHEIM on 5 Nov 2007 at 9:50 AM
Session: Site Reports IV
Track: Site Reports
Sanger Institute site report
Presented by Dr. Guy COATES on 6 Nov 2007 at 12:10 PM
Session: General II
Track: General
Progress of Scientific Linux over the past 6 months. What we are currently working on. What we see in the future for Scientific Linux
Presented by Troy DAWSON on 9 Nov 2007 at 9:00 AM
Session: General I
Track: General
CERN recently introduced a new type of web sites labelled "Collaboration Workspaces", based on SharePoint 2007. It aims at facilitating a number of tasks like web publishing, information gathering, and collaborative work on documents. We will present the use cases of SharePoint at CERN, brief technical details about the deployment and how we integrated SharePoint with existing web sites and appli ... More
Presented by Mr. Alexandre LOSSENT on 5 Nov 2007 at 4:00 PM
Session: General III
Track: General
In order to streamline access to applications, CERN recently deployed Single-Sign-On (SSO) mecanisms along with changes in identity management and access management. We will present the selected SSO solution and how it integrates with existing applications, as well as related changes in user accounts and roles.
Presented by Mr. Alexandre LOSSENT on 9 Nov 2007 at 12:00 PM
Session: Site Reports II
Track: Site Reports
TRIUMF site report
Presented by Dr. Steven MCDONALD on 5 Nov 2007 at 11:00 AM
Session: Data Centers I
Track: Data Centers
The Washington University School of Medicine is building a new data center with the needs of the Genome Sequencing Center in mind. It is being constructed to have full power and cooling redundancy for 120 racks of equipment, with an anticipated mixture of 2/3 8 kW storage racks and 1/3 25 kW compute racks. We will discuss its design, the problems we encountered along the way, our current thin ... More
Presented by Gary STIEHR on 7 Nov 2007 at 10:00 AM
Session: Data Centers II
Track: Data Centers
SLAC recently acquired a Sun Project Black Box for expansion of its compute clusters. I will describe our experiences with installing and operating the box and its contents, and go over some of the economic tradeoffs in expansion strategies.
Presented by Mr. Charles BOEHEIM on 7 Nov 2007 at 12:00 PM
Session: Benchmarking II
Track: Benchmarking
A collection of remarks on recent procurements and our experience with including power consumption, SPECpower etc.
Presented by Dr. Helge MEINHARD on 8 Nov 2007 at 2:00 PM
Session: Storage II
Track: Storage
With the start of the Large Hadron Collider, presumably in 2008, the largest share of the produced and generated physics data outside CERN will be managed by the dCache storage element. Beside the challenge to handle storage in the order of tens of Petabyte in a single installation, the number of file operations per second is certainly even more challenging. Two years ago we identified PNFS, the ... More
Presented by Mr. Peter VAN DER REEST on 6 Nov 2007 at 4:00 PM
Session: Windows I
Track: Windows
Using WSUS v3.0
Presented by Mr. Wayne BAISLEY on 5 Nov 2007 at 1:30 PM
Session: Virtualization I
Presented by Mr. Oliver OBERST on 7 Nov 2007 at 2:30 PM
One may say that virtualisation techniques were present since some years. But this year it seems to be that virtualisation surged ahead of "Web 2.0" as the buzziest of buzzwords in the sector of information technology. In the first half of March 2007 the FIO group launched its virtualisation project. The main object is to use the availability of cheaper and more powerful machines to consolidate ... More
Presented by Mr. Jan MICHAEL on 7 Nov 2007 at 4:10 PM
Presented by Dr. Kate KEAHAY on 7 Nov 2007 at 4:30 PM
Session: Welcome
on 5 Nov 2007 at 9:00 AM
Session: Windows I
Track: Windows
Windows Vista has been released by Microsoft early this year and Office 2007 even at the end of the last year. First, in March 2007, Office 2007 pilot has been announced at CERN. This new Office suite version is now pre-installed on each new computer at CERN. In addition users can upgrade to Office 2007 their existing PCs. With such deployment schema we currently have Office 2007 installed on 15 ... More
Presented by Mr. Rafal OTTO on 5 Nov 2007 at 2:00 PM
Session: General I
Track: Storage
Evaluation of a clustre file system for the GSI data file system - architecture of the test setup - RAID controller/disk array performance - OST I/O performance - client I/O perfomance - clustre file system performance - trunking/bonding
Presented by Dr. Walter SCHOEN on 5 Nov 2007 at 4:30 PM