Tier 3 Science Data/Network requirements workshop - TX (South Central region)

101 Moore Communications Center (Texas A&M University)

101 Moore Communications Center

Texas A&M University

College Station Tx
Richard Carlson (Internet2)

This is the first in a series of 1 day workshops to develop a common understanding of how university-based physicists will obtain and use LHC data. This workshop will bring together the university-based physicists and the Campus/Regional/Connector/National network providers to develop a common understanding of what is required to meet the science needs. This instance of the workshop is co-sponsored by the Texas High Energy Grid, Texas Internet Grid for Research and Education, Lone Star Education and Research Network, and Internet2. All LHC-related scientists and support staff for whom this conference is convenient in the surrounding area are invited.

The focus of the meeting series is on determining the networking and data transfer requirements for Tier-3 university-based science analysis for LHC data. It is crucial to obtain sufficient input from science groups at individual institutions in order to plan properly for the orderly deployment of LHC data. If your group plans to analyze, handle, transfer or consume LHC data, you need to attend or have representation at this workshop!

In-person attendance is strongly encouraged. Limited videoconferencing will be available through the ESNet Collaboration Service H.323 video+phone system, bridged to VRVS in meeting room Saturn.

A campus map may be found at http://campusmaps.tamu.edu/. The Moore Communications Center [map] at which the meeting will be held is located near the Koldus Student Center, which is part office complex and part parking garage. Visitor parking for the day is $15.00.

Internet2 - Advanced tool page
Internet2 - Knoppix LiveCD ISO
LBNL - Host Tuning Guide
Map to Koldus Student Services Center
PSC - Host Tuning Guide
Revised map showing location of Moore Communications Center
    • 1
      Speakers: Prof. Alan Sill (Texas Tech University), Dr Guy Almes (Director, Academy for Advanced Telecommunications and Learning Technologies, Texas A&M University)
    • 2
      Background on LHC Computing and Networking
      Speaker: Mr Rich Carlson (Internet2)
      • a) LHC Computing Models
        Introduction to session and chair for US-ATLAS & US-CMS speakers
      • b) US-ATLAS usage model
        Brief overview on how the US-ATLAS community planning
        Speaker: Dr Shawn McKee (Univ. of Michigan)
      • c) US-CMS
        Brief overview of US-CMS model
        Speaker: Matt Crawford (Fermilab)
    • 9:45 AM
    • 3
      Overview of compute resources and usage plans
      Attendees should feel free to detail their institutional, regional and local computational resources, data storage and processing facilities and usage plans for LHC-related Monte Carlo and detector data.
    • 4
      Overview of network infrastructures
      Network operators should give a description of each of the facility infrastructures presently available to transmit and receive LHC-related data.
      • a) Campus Infrastructure
        Rice University will discuss campus infrastructure issues
      • b) State Infrastructure
        Texas LEARN state network infrastructure issues
      • c) National Infrastructure
        Presentation on national backbone network infrastructure issues and services
    • 12:00 PM
    • 5
      Technology updates
      New/emerging technology overview
      • a) TeraPaths - Network Path configuration tool
        The TeraPaths project is developing tools and procedures that will allow scientists to request an End-to-End virtual network path between LHC sites
        Speaker: Dr Dimitrios Katramatos (BNL)
      • b) UltraLight - a new science network
        The UltraLight project is exploring new network technologies with a focus on high-end science
    • 6
      Science/Technology match
      Guided discussion on using network services
    • 3:00 PM
    • 7
      Regional and local grid projects
      Discussion of TIGRE, SURA, LEARN and other regional, local and institutional grid projects. Discussion of the Texas High Energy Grid (THEGrid), DOSAR, CMS, Atlas and Alice specific local resources, needs and data analysis projects.
    • 8
      Guided discussion on next steps, services and missing peices