As we are into the 4th Day of CHEP a quick overview of the activities of Scotgrid, GridPP and the conference as a whole is now in order.
We have presented our posters and have generated interest in Storage, Job failures, Network Security and some of the work we have conducted with IPv6. Several potential collaborations with other sites and developers have resulted from these presentations. Andy and Wahid had several successful talks and there was a high volume of interest on the work being discussed.
From a GridPP perspective Chris Walker's poster on using Lustre for low cost petascale storage also generated a large volume of interest. Talks given by other members of the collaboration were equally well received.
The conference itself has covered the multiple developments within the field over the last 12 - 18 months with presentations investigating a variety of topics including federations for data, the future of CPUs/GPU, ultra high speed networking and common software architectures for the experiments.
The variety of techniques being deployed and approaches taken to Grid centric problems are always of interest.
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Monday, May 07, 2012
Kristall in the Sergels Torg Stockholm
We were in attendance at the LHCONE meeting at KTH in Stockholm last week. The purpose of this collaboration is to investigate the efficient use of networks globally for LHC research. As usual it was an excellent meeting where the technical mechanisms for current and future network deployments were discussed and considered.
The agenda can be found here. Some of the highlights of the meeting included an excellent presentation by Erwin Laure on the Swedish and Scandinavian Super Computing and Grid computing infrastructure, Joe Mambretti's presentation on the GLORIAD global research network, Mike O'Connor's discussion on the technical configurations required to avoid asymmetric routing issues between the LHCONE and the current production networks and Domenico Vicinanza's presentation on Perfsonar MDM.
In addition to these presentations technical discussions surrounding various technologies surrounding bandwidth reservation, ultra high speed networking and Open Flow technologies were held. As these discussions develop through the network architecture groups we will keep you up to date.
Also, the weather in Stockholm was exceptional and the KTH Campus is worth a visit for its architecture alone. I would like to thank our hosts and all the other attendees for making this such an enjoyable and informative couple of days.
KTH Campus Stockholm
Sunday, May 06, 2012
Generally, we don't repost news items on the blog but this BBC article gives a good indication of the changes underway globally for implementing IPv6. currently the Glasgow Scotgrid test cluster is being revamped post our last spending cycle and we are embarking on a full test programme of IPv6 specifically around running Grid services. As this work progresses we will regularly update the blog.
Thursday, May 03, 2012
This news article appeared on the GridPP website and is worth reposting to our blog as it gives an overview of the collaborations efforts to date within the WLCG and with the Non High Energy Physics (HEP) communities.
GridPP At The Top Of Europe
GridPP At The Top Of Europe