Date Friday, April 8, 2011, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM, SB 113
Title: Networking and Distributed Systems in High-Energy Physics at Fermi National Laboratory
Speakers: Gabriele Garzoglio, Dave Dykstra, and Parag Mhashilkar
This event will present three speakers from Fermi National Laboratory, namely Gabriele Garzoglio, Dr. Dave Dykstra, and Parag Mhashilkar. Dr. Garzoglio will begin with a brief introduction to Fermilab and the Computing Division.
Title: Integration of Asynchronous Data Stageout Mechanisms in Overlay Workload Management Systems
Speaker: Parag Mhashilkar
As a member of the SciDAC-funded Center for Enabling Distributed Petascale Science (CEDPS), Fermilab is collaborating with the Condor team, University of Wisconsin, and Glidein WMS project. The Glidein WMS system uses Condor to create an overlay batch system on Grid resources. The collaboration wants to enable the system to release the claim on the resources at the end of a job before data stage out is initiated. This asynchronous data stageout mechanism is being integrated in the Condor batch system. We seek an independent student with good analytical skills to understand how to best deploy the infrastructure, run functionality and stress tests, fix potential defects, etc. This talk will present an overview of the CEDPS project at Fermilab.
Title: Test Utilization of the 100 Gbps Network ANI Test Bed and the ExTENCI Wide Area Lustre Test Bed for the Use Cases of High Energy Physics (HEP)
Speaker: Dr. Dave Dykstra
Fermilab has won a timeshare slot for use of the Advanced Networking Initiative (ANI) 100 Gbps network test bed (google "ani-testbed" for more info). We are planning to use the infrastructure at our disposal to "fill the pipe" with data patterns typical of High-Energy Physics (HEP) and evaluate this future network technology. Clients and server machines in the test bed are available to us to install appropriate infrastructure (Lustre, Squid, etc.) to run our tests. As of this summer the test bed will be only partially complete, with two 10 Gps links but we will use it to develop tests and evaluate it for the higher speed network coming in the fall. We seek a student who can work independently and is interested in networking to work on this not-yet-generally-available technology. The student will work with Fermilab staff expert in the HEP use cases. If time permits, the student will also do similar tests on a lower speed Wide Area Lustre test bed from the Extending Science Through Enhanced National CyberInfrastructure (ExTENCI) project (see http://extenci.org). This talk presents an overview of the testing plans on the ANI network test bed and the ExTENCI wide area Lustre test bed.