GLUE 2.0 Roadmap


In order to define a concrete roadmap, the Information System TF is currently collecting feedback from the following stakeholders:

  • OSG plans
    • Plans to stop running the BDII
    • Plans to provide WLCG with the needed information through other means, preferably in GLUE 2.0
  • EGI plans
    • Plans to enable GLUE 2.0 submission in WMS
    • Plans to decommission GLUE 1.3 information
    • Sites plans: All EGI sites publish now GLUE 2.0 except:
  • LHC VO plans to consume GLUE 2.0
    • ALICE
    • ATLAS
    • CMS
    • LHCb

GLUE 1 - GLUE 2 translator

The following table presents a translator from GLUE 1 to GLUE 2 for the attributes published in the REBUS installed capacities:

GLUE 1 Attribute Definition GLUE 2 Attribute Definition
GlueHostProcessorOtherDescription: Benchmark GLUE2BenchmarkValue Benchmark Value
GlueSubClusterLogicalCPUs The effective number of CPUs in the subcluster, including the effect of hyperthreading and the effects of vistualisation due to the queueing system GLUE2ExecutionEnvironmentLogicalCPUs The number of logical CPUs in one Execution Environment instance, i.e. typically the number of cores per Worker Node.
GLUE2ExecutionEnvironmentTotalInstances The total number of execution environment instances. This Should reflect the total installed capacity. i.e. including resources which are temporarily unavailable
GlueSESizeTotal GLUE2StorageServiceCapacityTotalSize The total amount of storage of the defined type. It is the sum of free, used and reserved)

Information Providers

Information providers are described in detail under the IS providers twiki. More detailed information on the installed capacities related attributes can be found in the table below:

Service Installed Capacities Related GLUE attributes
dCache It includes all pools (storage nodes) known to the system, whether or not they are enabled TBD
DPM It includes the pools/disks configured by the site admin. If the admin disables one pool or disk, the installed capacity is updated via de information provider TBD
StoRM It just reports available space information from the underlying filesystem, there's no concept of resources in downtime visible to StoRM. TBD
CASTOR/EOS (CERN) it is possible to retrieve information including broken disks or not, it depends on the query performed in CASTOR/EOS TBD
HTCondorCE ? TBD

Site specific recipes

Sites Service Scripts Notes
CERN-PROD HTCondorCE htcondorce-cern There are only 4 values that aren't generated dynamically by calling out to the HTCondor Pool Collector and the Compute Element Schedduler. These are HTCONDORCE_VONames = atlas, cms, lhcb, dteam, alice, ilc (shortend for brevity), HTCONDORCE_SiteName = CERN-PROD, HTCONDORCE_HEPSPEC_INFO = 8.97-HEP-SPEC06, HTCONDORCE_CORES = 16. All our htcondor worker nodes expose a hepspec fact. The averaged hepspec value on the CEs above is taken by a query of all the facts and then averaged.
CREAM CE [[][UpdateStaticInfo]] It parses the LSF configuration file to extract capacities


The following definitions have been proposed by the Information System Task Force. Feedback from site admins is being collected:

  • GLUE2ExecutionEnvironmentLogicalCPUs: the number of processors in one Execution Environment instance which may be allocated to jobs. Typically the number of processors seen by the operating system on one Worker Node (that is the number of "processor :" lines in /proc/cpuinfo on Linux), but potentially set to more or less than this for performance reasons.

  • GLUE2BenchmarkValue: the average HS06 benchmark when a benchmark instance is run for each processor which may be allocated to jobs. Typically the number of processors which may be allocated corresponds to the number seen by the operating system on the worker node (that is the number of "processor :" lines in /proc/cpuinfo on Linux), but potentially set to more or less than this for performance reasons.

-- MariaALANDESPRADILLO - 2015-11-24

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