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Gratia Project Review

Monday, December 3, 2012 from to (US/Central)
at Fermilab ( Blackhole (WH2NW) )
Remote attendance: 866 740 1260 access code 8403921#
Description Reviewers:  Stu Fuess,  Ian Fisk, Maria Girone, David Swanson

Remote attendance: 866 740 1260 access code 8403921#

The goal of the Gratia project review is to understand and input to revised high-level and, where possible, more detailed requirements, as well as to the management and planning for the Gratia project over the next 5 years.
This input will be used for planning ongoing development and maintenance, as well as  evolution of the roadmap.
The Gratia Project designs and deploys robust, scalable, trustable and dependable grid accounting, publishes an interface to the services and provides a reference implementation.
There is a published paper summarizing the services.
The following requirements documents are available:
2011 FermiCloud accounting.
2009 Revised Storage Accounting Requirements. Comparison of Gratia to Fermilab CD Requirements .
2008 Requirements from OSG S/w Tools Group. General Requirements.
2006 Defined Scope for Accounting Project


Reviewers are asked to consider the 1-5 year time frame for the Gratia project to:

¨Understand and comment on the scope, status and plans.
¨Comment on the priorities and appropriateness of the pending requests, requirements and planned evolutions.
¨Offer advice and guidance to the management and sponsors of the project on their continued support.
¨Recommend whether the current approach, and technologies, are  still warranted.
¨Advise whether and/or when the project should look into whether there exists any new implementations out that we could adopt and maintain effectively (with fewer resources in the longer term).
¨Suggest areas of investigation and work that would enhance the value of the project.
Go to day
  • Monday, December 3, 2012
    • 09:00 - 09:45 Questions for Reviewers, Strategy, Goals, Background
      Convener: Ruth Pordes (Fermilab)
      Material: slides pdf file
    • 09:45 - 10:30 Architecture, Functionality, Status, Future Needs
      Convener: Mrs. Tanya Levshina (Fermilab)
      Material: slides pdf file
    • 10:30 - 11:00 Stakeholder Statements
      US ATLAS - Michael Ernst (remote)
      US CMS - Burt Holzman
      FermiLab - Keith Chadwick
      OSG User Support - Chander Sehgal (in absentia)
      OSG Executive Team - Lothar Bauerdick
      UNL - David Swanson
      Material: Fermilab pdf file HCC pdf file OSG Executive Director pdf file OSG User Support pdf file US ATLAS Presentation pdf file US CMS presentation pdf file
    • 11:00 - 12:00 Discussion
    • 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
    • 13:00 - 15:00 Discussion and Writing of Report
      Reviewers, Caller of the Review (Steve Wolbers) and others the reviewers request attend
    • 15:00 - 16:00 Delivery and Discussion of the Recommendation
      Material: Reviewers Report pdf file