July 31, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
US/Central timezone

The FabrIc for Frontier Experiments Project at Fermilab: Computing for Experiments

Aug 3, 2017, 1:47 PM
Hornets Nest (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory)

Hornets Nest

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Presentation Computing, Analysis Tools and Data Handling Computing, Analysis Tools, and Data Handling


Dr Kenneth Herner (Fermilab)


The FabrIc for Frontier Experiments (FIFE) project is a major initiative within the Fermilab Scientific Computing Division designed to lead the computing model for non-LHC experiments at Fermilab. The FIFE project fosters close collaboration between experimenters and computing professionals to serve high-energy physics experiments of differing scope and physics area. The project also tracks and provides feedback on the development of common tools for job submission, identity management, software and data distribution, job monitoring, and databases for project tracking. Since the project’s inception, the computing needs of the experiments under the FIFE umbrella have significantly increased, and present a complex list of requirements to their service providers. To meet these requirements, recent advances in the FIFE toolset include a new identity management infrastructure, significantly upgraded job monitoring, and a workflow management system. We have also upgraded existing tools to access remote computing resources such as GPU clusters and sites outside the United States. We will present these recent advances, highlight the nature of collaboration between the diverse set of experimenters and service providers, and discuss the project's future directions.

Primary author

Dr Kenneth Herner (Fermilab)

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