Middleware Readiness WG


  • To ensure that operation won't suffer when a site is called to upgrade to version X of Middleware (MW) package Y, i.e. that versions are not only tested and certified internally by the Product Teams (PT), validated by the EGI staged rollout but also ready to be used in operation at the sites, integrated into the experiment workflows.
  • The Working Group (WG) concentrates on european WLCG sites, as the OSG sites are covered by an experiment expert at the site who takes care of the software to be deployed. Any OSG-EGI inter-operability issues are handled at the monthly meeting, (3rd Friday of each month at 16hrs CET/CEST) from where we can draw advice.


Maria Dimou (chairperson), Maarten Litmaath (advisor & ALICE), Andrea Manzi (MW Officer), Lionel Cons (Monitoring expert, developer), David Cameron (ATLAS), Andrea Sciabà (CMS), Joel Closier (LHCb), Jeremy Coles (GridPP), Simone Campana (WLCG Ops Coord. chairman), Alberto Aimar, Alessandro di Girolamo, Stefan Roiser, Oliver Keeble, Nicolo Magini, Markus Schulz] (CERN/IT-SDC), Joăo Pina (EGI staged rollout manager), Cristina Aiftimiei (EGI operations officer & release manager), Peter Solagna (EGI operations manager), Rob Quick (OSG), [Helge Meinhard, Maite Barroso, Manuel Guijarro] (Tier0 service managers), [Ben Jones, Alberto Rodriguez Peon] (HEPiX configuration WG), [Patrick Fuhrmann, Andrea Ceccanti, Andy Hanushevsky, Gerardo Ganis, Lukasz Janyst, Michail Salichos, Andreas Peters, Massimo Sgaravatto] (Product Team Contacts). Better check the members of wlcg-ops-coord-wg-middleware@cernNOSPAMPLEASE.ch. This static listing here may be out of date.

Coming Events

  • 2014/10/01: 6th meeting of this WG at 16:00hrs CEST at CERN with vidyo/audioconf Agenda.

Tasks' overview

Task Deadline Progress Affected VO Affected Siites Comment
Cream-CE and BDII Readiness verification End of September The latest Cream-CE and Bdii update have been installed at LNL-T2 site ( Legnaro). The configuration for the Job submission is ongoing ( Andrea S is following this up) CMS LNL-T2 30%
MW Readiness "dashboard" design and first prototype End of September A first design /prototype to be delivered before the next Meeting ( 1st October). Activity not yet started. n/a n/a Lionel and Andrea M. with Maarten supervision. Lionel is working on the reported info visualisation part ("dashboard") JIRA:MW12. AndreaM is testing the design of a DB to hold the info of rpms running at the site. JIRA:MW15
MW clients' deployment in grid.cern.ch a.s.a.p. On the long run, all clients in the PT table LHCb CERN Feedback from LHCb, given their experience would be very useful. The work is done by AndreaM (MW Officer)
Action List from the July 2nd meeting The next meeting October 1st 20% ATLAS, CMS, LHCb OSG, Edinburgh, GRIF, CERN, ? Read the Actions

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Most recent first:

  • 2014/07/02: 5th meeting of this WG
  • 2014/05/15: 4th meeting of this WG.
  • 2014/03/18: 3rd meeting of this WG.The date/time was concluded by this doodle.
  • 2014/02/11: MW Readiness WG status report at the f2f WLCG Operations Coordination Meeting.
  • 2014/02/06: 2nd meeting of this WG with participation from experiments and WLCG sites.
  • 2013/12/12: First meeting of the "Middleware Readiness Working Group" with participation from experiments and WLCG sites. The WG mandate is to define a process to ensure MW readiness for new releases with smooth integration with other packages, the software environment at the site and the experiment workflows.
  • 2013/11/05: A UK middleware verification tel. meeting (Maarten, Jeremy and the UK sysadmins).
    • Agenda
    • detailed Minutes summarizing the introductory presentation plus the subsequent discussion

Product Teams

NB!! This product list is not exhaustive! Some products were suggested at the 3rd meeting of this WG, the LHCb Computing Workshop of 2014/05/22 and the 2014/05/22 WLCG Ops Coord meeting).

Product Contact Test Repository Production Repository Puppet modules' availability? y/n (*) Used by which experiment Tested at site Comments
dCache P. Fuhrmann same as prod repo dCache site(recommended versions appear GREEN!) + EMI repo + EGI-UMD repo ready but not yet published All 4 IN2P3, PIC, NL_T1, NDGF, FNAL, BNL, Triumf, RWTH-Aachen (1 of a set of T2s) Green versions mean internal tests are done by the developers as well as functional tests + 2 or 7 day stress tests are done at FNAL as part of the dCache.org collaboration. The sites test with their own configuration the version they intend to upgrade to for a month (not necessary the green ones).
StoRM A. Ceccanti same as prod repo StoRM site + EMI repo + EGI-UMD repo n - still using yaim ATLAS, CMS, LHCb INFN-T1, some T2s, e.g. QMUL and others (INFN Milano T2)  
EOS A. Peters doesn't exist git repo, rpm repo y All 4 CERN, FNAL, ASGC, SPBSU.ru (ALICE T2) ATLAS tests via Hammercloud
xrootd A. Hanushevsky, G. Ganis, L. Janyst yum testing yum stable y - here All 4 OSG sites (SLAC, UCSD & Duke) and CERN xrootd is a basic dependency for EOS and also a dependency for CASTOR. It's also used by DPM and FTS3 to extend their functionality and some sites run it on top of GPFS or HDFS.
DPM O. Keeble EPEL testing EPEL stable y - here & here All 4 DPM Collaboration (ASGC, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Napoli...) DPM needs an extra repo for stuff that doesn't qualify for EPEL, eg yaim or an Argus client. This is currently EMI and could be the WLCG repo in the future, in which case a testing area would be beneficial
LFC O. Keeble EPEL testing EPEL stable y ATLAS, LHCb CERN Atlas and LHCb have both stated their plan to retire the LFC. For lfc-oracle (used only at CERN) the CERN koji/mash repo is used instead of EPEL.
FTS3 O. Keeble EPEL testing EPEL stable y - here ATLAS, CMS, LHCb CERN, RAL (in prod), PIC, KIT, ASGC, BNL (for test) Non-WLCG VOs snoplus.snolab.ca, ams02.cern.ch, vo.paus.pic.es, magic, T2K also use FTS3. All sites and experiments take for the moment! the code from the grid-deployment afs directory because the fixes are available there much faster than according to the EPEL mandatory cycle. Recent FTS3 presentation
VOMS client A. Ceccanti same as prod repo VOMS site + EMI repo + MAVEN for java stuff y - here & here & here All 4 INFN-T1  
HTCondor Tim Theisen (HTCondor), Tim Cartwright (OSG Middleware), Rob Quick (OSG Ops) downloads (Development Release) downloads (Stable Release) y in OSG ALICE, ATLAS, USCMS, LHCb OSG (FNAL & ?) tested internally by HTCondor team, then in production at Univ. of Wisconsin, then by OSG before inclusion in their release. CMS position: The testing that OSG and in particular the glideinWMS developers do, is enough. CMS experts discuss with them which version should be deployed on the pilot factories, etc. From this point of view, HTCondor is seen as an experiment service, because of course its usage as batch system is not tested by CMS or the glideinWMS team. So, the feeling is that the current interaction between CMS and the HTCondor team is good enough and there is no strong motivation to set up any new testing system as we do in for the MW Readiness verification of other services.
CVMFS J.Blomer, P.Buncic, D.Dykstra, R.Meusel here disabled by default cvmfs site y here All 4 RAL &CERN mostly but also BNL, SFU, TRIUMF, HPC2N, AGLT2, and others. Technical paper. Release procedure. D.Dykstra runs the OSG tests.
ARC CE Balazs.Konya (hep.lu.se) EPEL testing (but also final tags in OS-specific repos) & ARC own repos for yum & apt release candidates Nordugrid web site, includes prod and test variants y here (supplied by UK T2s, untested at CERN) All 4 NDGF-T1, SiGNET, RAL-LCG2 D. Cameron is the WLCG ARC expert. Info provided by O.Smirnova
CREAM CE M. Verlato INFN products' testing area EMI, UMD y here All 4 INFN-Padova & the EGI early adopters Project leader L. Zangrando
BDII M.Alandes listed in this index, separate dir per OS gridinfo web site y here& here & (soon) here All 4 CERN & many (who?) 2014/06/04 Presentation. Trac dir with test cases found, 3 yrs old though...
ARGUS Valery Tschopp (SWITCH) none? in github & EMI/UMD(repo used by the sites) y here All 4? none regular Info provided by Andrea Ceccanti on June 10. The future of ARGUS support is brought to the GDB & MB in Sept 2014. Valery & Andrea C. made this twiki about its components
UI C. Aiftimiei INFN products' testing area EMI, UMD n All 4 INFN-Padova Cristina does the testing
WN C. Aiftimiei INFN products' testing area same as the UI y here & here All 4 INFN-Padova Cristina does the testing
gfal/lcg_utils O.Keeble EPEL testing and WLCG Application Area AFS space EPEL stable n Atlas, CMS, LHCb none being replaced by gfal2
gfal2 (inc gfal2-util) O.Keeble EPEL testing and WLCG Application Area AFS space EPEL stable n Atlas, CMS, LHCb none Developers are Alejandro Alvarez Ayllon & Adrien Devresse

(*) Info taken from https://github.com/cernops with help from Ben Jones.

  • List of Supported Products with contacts and QoS levels, maintained by GGUS.
  • (*) Puppet-related modules in THIS LIST are pre-fixed puppet-. Input by Ben Dylan Jones (CERN/IT-PES & HEPiX).

Experiment workflows

Experiment VO Contacts for this WG Experiment application Middleware product to test Sites where testing Documentation pages Comments
ATLAS D. Cameron Panda pilot/DQ2/Rucio All in the above table Mostly those where the Product owners work The ATLAS twiki on MiddlewareReadinessWorkingGroup The up-to-date info should always be looked up on the ATLAS twiki on MiddlewareReadinessWorkingGroup
CMS A. Sciabà (temporarily J. Hernandez) PhEDEX/CRAB All in the above table except LFC Mostly those where the Product owners work Middleware Validation twiki  
ALICE M. Litmaath AliEn xrootd ? ? Position after the ALICE T1-T2 workshop on March 5-7: A parallel validation infrastructure for Xrootd is desirable, when other priorities recede.
LHCb J. Closier LHCbDIRAC all of the above list all Sites doc  

Volunteer Sites

  1. The Volunteer Sites' rewarding method proposal was presented to the 2014/03/18 WLCG MB. Document HERE.
  2. Their tasks are listed in the Procedure Guidelines for VOs & Sites here below.
  3. The first group of Volunteer sites is assembled below for presentation to the 2014/04/15 WLCG MB. Information is taken from the Documentation column of the Experiment workflows table.
  4. More UK sites than the ones listed below are keen/available to be involved when needed. E.g. Brunel University undertakes various MW testing as part of GridPP operations work.
  5. LHCb has a well-established testing procedure. Nevertheless, site names participating in the MW Readiness Verification effort, from within the LHCb workflows do not yet appear in their documentation.
  6. ALICE will eventually set-up a parallel validation infrastructure for Xrootd, after having dealt with important Spring 2014 priorities.
  7. The table of Volunteer Sites was presented at the 2014/04/15 WLCG MB Slides. The MB approved of this activity and the list of sites. It also endorsed the last version of the document on Volunteer Sites' rewarding. There was a suggestion on adding a column about the existence of a parallel infrastructure for readiness verification at the site. This column is now added.

_Volunteer_ Site Experiment VO Middleware product to test Experiment application Set-up at the site for the MW Readiness effort Other Comments
Triumf ATLAS dCache SE Panda pilot/DQ2/Rucio Simon wrote on 2014/05/12: For TRIUMF, the setup is done, dcache 2.6.25. Di explained that the infrastructure for MW Readiness verification is still with the same site name, of course it's defined as different resource queue in the ATLAS Panda production system. Contacts: Simon Liu, Di Qing. Site used by the PT too
NDGF-T1 ATLAS dCache SE Panda pilot/DQ2/Rucio Gert wrote on 2014/05/14: We made a separate installation, but with a configuration similar to the production system. All services are concentrated on a single physical machine (no VM), except for actual storage. A few tens of TBs of storage has been diverted from the production system, but no tape system is attached. Currently running dCache 2.9, but we will deploy new software versions as they become available - sometimes even before officially released. Contact: Gerd Behrmann. Site used by the PT too
Edinburgh ATLAS DPM SE Panda pilot/DQ2/Rucio This is a separate installation, with all services are concentrated on a single physical machine (no VM), including actual storage. Around 10TB of storage is available. The machine has the epel-test repository enabled and auto-updates DPM from that. It currently has DPM 1.8.8. Contact: Wahid Bhimji. Site used by the PT too, as part of the DPM collaboration
QMUL ATLAS StoRM SE Panda pilot/DQ2/Rucio Chris wrote on 2014/05/19: Test SE running (se01.esc.qmul.ac.uk) with same backend storage - accessible by production worker nodes. Used for initial testing. se04 used as a production GridFTP node - used for production load testing of GridFTP. se03 - production SE - final production test. Contact: Chris Walker. Site used by the PT too
INFN-T1 ATLAS StoRM SE Panda pilot/DQ2/Rucio Salvatore wrote on 2014/05/20: At CNAF we're going to set up a VM where the endpoint will be hosted with production-wise resources and it's going to be declared on gocdb. Such test instance will host FE, BE and gridFTP for StoRM. Contact: Salvatore Tupputi. Site used by the PT too
OSG ATLAS Xrootd Panda pilot RobQ at EGI CF now. We shall have OSG participation at the next meeting. This is not urgent (see also our Mandate) Contact: Rob Quick. Site used by the PT too
CERN_T0 ATLAS FTS3 DQ2/Rucio Michail's input: A parallel infrastructure exists that runs all new FTS3 versions for 1 month from within experiment workflows before it is considered 'production. Endpoints (gSoap): https://fts-pilot.cern.ch:8443, (REST): https://fts-pilot.cern.ch:8446, Monitoring: https://fts-pilot.cern.ch:8449. Steve's input: Two FTS3 instances exist at CERN fts3.cern.ch and fts3-pilot.cern.ch The fts3-pilot runs rolling updates of the FTS service, operating system and configuration. At suitable times a current fts3-pilot version is installed on the production fts3 service.The pilot service is continuously tested by CMS and ATLAS. Contact: Michail Salichos & Steve Traylen. Michail "is" the PT
T1_ES_PIC CMS dCache PhEDEx, HC, SAM info is coming a.s.a.p. Site mgrs now at EGI CF & HEPiX Contact: Antonio Perez. Site used by the PT too
T2_FR_GRIF_LLR CMS CREAM CE/WN, DPM PhEDEx, HC, SAM Andrea wrote on 2014/05/13: We installed a Preproduction DPM cluster (which is meant to be up to date with latest MW releases). This is a small resources running on VM's, but enough to make tests that do not involve load. The cluster has been setup to run PhEDEx LoadTest transfers to/from the production storage of T2_FR_GRIF_IRFU. Contact: Andrea Sartirana. Site used by the PT too, as part of the DPM collaboration
CERN_T0 CMS EOS PhEDEx, HC, SAM CERN/IT-DSS uses a well-sized preproduction service (EOSPPS) for final release validation before deployment. EOSPPS is monitored and configured in the same way as the five production instances: EOSPUBLIC,EOSALICE,EOSATLAS,EOSCMS,EOSLHCB Contact: Andreas Peters. He is the main PT member.
CERN_T0 CMS FTS3 PhEDEx, ASO? Michail's input: A parallel infrastructure exists that runs all new FTS3 versions for 1 month from within experiment workflows before it is considered 'production. Endpoints (gSoap): https://fts-pilot.cern.ch:8443, (REST): https://fts-pilot.cern.ch:8446, Monitoring: https://fts-pilot.cern.ch:8449. Steve's input: Two FTS3 instances exist at CERN, fts3.cern.ch and fts3-pilot.cern.ch. The fts3-pilot runs rolling updates of the FTS service, operating system and configuration. At suitable times a current fts3-pilot version is installed on the production fts3 service. The pilot service is continuosly tested by CMS and ATLAS. Contact: Michail Salichos & Steve Traylen. Set-up identical to the one for ATLAS higher in this table.
T2_IT_Legnaro CMS CREAM CE HC, glidein factory?, SAM Massimo wrote on 2014/05/13: A virtual machine is allocated where to install the CREAM CE MW to be verified. Guidelines are needed for this machine installation (e.g. which MW repo should we consider ?, should the CE appear in the site bdii ?). This CREAM CE will use the same WNs used by CREAM CEs used in production and the same batch system (LSF in our case) installation. Should a separate LSF queue be used for these activities? Contact: Massimo Sgaravatto.

MW versions in production (T0+T1s) & usage of the Baseline versions' table

Site Name If, How and Where you publish the MW versions you run in production. How you use the Baseline versions' table given that the "baseline version" number doesn't necessarily reflect all individual updates of the packages in the dependencies. Info provided by Comment
CERN BDII As a general reference to deploy services for WLCG, we keep up to date our production services with the versions referenced there, if not higher. Maite Barroso  
ASGC We publish version information only by BDII. We basically follow baseline version for service upgrade after we finish internal tests on testbed. Jhen-Wei Hwang  
BNL Since we are an OSG site, MW versions are captured in the OSG version we run. Info is published via the OSG BDII, which is fed to the WLCG interop BDII. http://is.grid.iu.edu/cgi-bin/status.cgi Content for the T1 is here which includes GlueHostApplicationSoftwareRunTimeEnvironment: OSG 3.2.7 There is also some info about Globus CE, dCache, and SRM versions in the BDII info for those services, e.g. GlueCEImplementationName: Globus, GlueCEImplementationVersion: 4.0.6 etc... We don't use the table. Minimum platform standards get discussed and decided upon between OSG and WLCG, then OSG includes the necessary packages in the OSG middleware release. John Hover  
FNAL The versions are published in BDII and the twiki page for the WLCG Ops Coordination meeting. We don't. We rely on OSG where possible to deliver the baseline. Burt Holzman  
JINR In the BDII via our site BDII We do not use this table. We follow updates in multiple repositories: EMI, EPEL, dCache, WLCG, so our installed MW usually have a bit newer version than Baseline. In practice, this scheme has advantages and disadvantages, but we have chosen this method for a long time and do not have big problems. Valery Mitsyn We (SCODs) had forgotten to include the site in the wlcg-tier1-contacts e-group till 2014/05/12, this is why MariaD emailed the questions late and separately.
IN2P3 At CC-IN2P3 the information system provided by the middleware is used to publish the version in production The page is checked frequently and the updates are done most of the time following the recommendations. Vanessa Hamar  
INFN-T1 BDII Our installed versions are always equal or greater than the ones listed in the baseline. We upgrade from time to time, particularly to fix security problems. Andrea Chierici  
KIAE Our site BDIIs We usually don't use it: we're trying to keep up with various recommendations straight from the vendors (EMI, UMD, dCache) and experience gained by other sites or our testbeds. And we try to be aligned to the WLCG/EGI/VO requirements for the (minimal) needed versions. Eygene Ryabinkin We (SCODs) had forgotten to include the site in the wlcg-tier1-contacts e-group till 2014/05/12, this is why MariaD emailed the questions late and separately.
KISTI We, KISTI, are not sure whether the MW versions are being published by BDII as well or not but currently we do not publish the information anywhere (we keep the information up-to-date on the internal twiki) The link has been useful for us e.g. EMI-2 and EMI-3 migration. We usually do not keep the latest version of middleware unless there is a security issue. Sang-Un Ahn  
KIT As many others we publish the MW versions in BDIIs only. Almost all our MW services have baseline versions or higher. We perform updates to the recommended versions following the release cycles, but sometimes also upon requests from user communities. The updates come in production after thorough tests and validation by all supported VOs. For our dCache instance we try to stick to a so-called "Golden Release" in order to avoid often upgrades. If you need we could provide exact versions for all services we are running. Pavel Weber  
NDGF Automatically in the infosystem. The MW versions not being published in the infosys we don't publish anywhere else. Not at all. Mattias Wadenstein  
NL_T1 (NIKHEF) Isn't this information now amply published in the BDII on a per-service basis? We anyway do not publish this information publicly anywhere else. We follow the EGI UMD release cycles, with the caveat that upgrades to services that are actually working and for which no service change requests are explicitly requested by users (including those outside wLCG) are upgraded based on personnel availability. Also any changes are done only after internal validation and re-testing at Nikhef before they are deployed to 'production'. Deployed services are available to all our user communities, which makes EGI the more obvious place to coordinate that through UMD. I personally don't remember we referred to the wiki above after 2009 or so ... David Groep  
NL_T1 (SARA) For SURFsara, almost the same applies as for Nikhef. We publish our MW versions in the BDII. We follow the UMD release cycles, with the exception of dCache, which we get directly from www.dcache.org. We regularly report our dCache version on the twiki pages of the WLCG ops coordination meeting. Onno Zweers  
PIC BDII We install versions equal or greater than the ones listed in the baseline (with some excepcional cases, which are widely discussed, where interoperability of some underlying services is affected). We promptly react and upgrade, particularly to fix security problems. Pepe Flix  
RAL-LCG2 BDII We don’t really use this twiki page with any regularity. We carry out more or less rolling updates following the MW release cycles. We do pour own testing (and participate in staged rollout and early adopter activities) before deploying new versions of MW to production. Ian Collier  
Triumf The only place we publish the MW versions is information system (BDII) We always try to follow the Baseline versions' table. However, we do some tests before upgrading the middleware, and only upgrade to the version listed in the Baseline versions' table or newer after our tests passed. Di Qing Unclear for MariaD how the individual updates are reflected in the global version number.

Procedure Guidelines VOs Sites

Actions for the VOs

  • Each VO to select:
    • The MW products from the Product Teams table which are relevant to their workflows and which the VO is willing to verify for readiness. Rate them by order of importance.
    • Their own applications to be tried with these MW products.
    • Volunteer sites (approved by the WLCG MB) where:
      • The PTs already test their products' new versions before releasing AND
      • There are expert VO contacts.
  • The VO clearly lists their above choices in a table. Here is the ATLAS and CMS set-up.
  • The VO writes and maintains a document with concrete instructions to the Volunteer sites on how to configure their parallel infrastructure for readiness verification to use the designated experiment applications with new MW versions. This document should remain linked from the Experiment workflows table.

Actions for the Volunteer Sites

  • Each Volunteer Site to:
    • Set-up an environment, equipped with sufficient amount of space (>=1TB), where validation jobs routinely run. This can be a, parallel to production, infrastructure, but this is not a strict requirement.
    • Find a way for the Monitoring results to appear separately, not to disturb the site availability figures. This could be by giving a separate site name to the validation infrastructure, e.g. the-usual-sitename-Volunteer, if the VO and site processes allow this (the 4th WG meeting in May 2014 showed this is not possible for ATLAS...
    • Take the new client versions (after PT internal testing) from the test trees of the CVMFS area grid.cern.ch. (the WLCG MW Officer will maintain this area).
    • Use HammerCloud (HC) for all automatic testing (clients & services).

WLCG MW Officer's Tasks

  1. For WLCG Operations and Coordination effort:
    1. Maintain and verify the baseline versions for the MW components
    2. Communicate with sites not compliant with baseline versions (if needed launch a TF)
    3. Monitor and liaise with EGI and UMD for matters regarding the WLCG MW and versions (issues recorded here)
    4. Maintenance of the WLCG repo (well covered now, maybe future involvement as a back-up)
    5. Management of the Application Area AFS space (well covered now, maybe future involvement as a back-up) Doc by MW Officer Andrea M
  2. For the MW Readiness WG:
    1. Discover new versions ready for entering Readiness verification
    2. Make sure that new “release candidate” versions of clients are available in the agreed CVMFS area grid.cern.ch Doc under construction
    3. Communicate with Volunteer sites to agree which version is tested at which Volunteer site and by which VO
    4. Monitor results of the Volunteer sites to decide on Readiness of a given release being verified
    5. Decide if versions can enter production at a subset of these sites and if testing under load is necessary
    6. Announce to the WLCG community the Readiness Verification results by maintaining a new extended baseline versions table

wlcg-middleware-officer@cern.ch should be used to contact the MW Officer! This allows information to be updated in case of absences.

The WLCG MW Package Reporter

  • First presentation at the WG's 4th meeting on 2014/05/15 by Lionel Cons here.
  • Update presentation at the WG's 5th meeting on 2014/07/02, including detailed documentation by Lionel Cons with links to the installation manual HERE.
  • Rationale for the non-use of Pakiti prepared on GDB request on 2015/06/11:
    • The use of Pakiti for the needs of the MW Readiness WG has been considered. It has not been selected for the following reasons:
      • Pakiti v.2 can't be used as it is today. It does not scale (as acknowledged on their web site here "current version of the Pakiti reaches its limits").
      • 90% of Pakiti's code is in the GUI which is security-centric and not suited to our needs.
      • The data collection part is not well developed in Pakiti, but it is the part we need most.
      • Nobody actively works on Pakiti now but, Lionel is in touch with its developers, so we hope to converge in the autumn, if Pakiti evolves to cover our requirements.


Completed Tasks' overview (archive)

Task Deadline Progress Affected VO Affected Siites Comment
DPM Readiness verification End of July The full 1.8.9 release was postponed so it was decided to use 1.8.8+ memcache plugin 1.6.4 recently released. It was successfully installed at GRIF and Edinburgh. At GRIF we have successfully verified the CMS workflows ( Phedex + HC) and at Edinburgh the Atlas production panda jobs ATLAS/CMS DPM Collaboration sites Done
"WLCG MW Package Reporter" July 2014 The tool is now installed at Edinburgh, GRIF and LNL-T2. Following their feedback, fixes were applied to improve the code. ATLAS & CMS at first CERN at first We look forward to CERN running the Package Reporter. Their feedback will be very useful. The work is done by Lionel (MW Package Reporter developer)
Editing & Planning 2 July 2014 meeting 100% All 4 the Volunteer Sites MariaD in the WG twiki. Done
HTCondor 2 July 2014 meeting 50% ATLAS & CMS OSG MariaD, Maarten & AndreaM to prepare with RobQ and the experiment contacts in the WG (DaveC, AndreaS) the Readiness verification procedure for HTCondor. The ATLAS and CMS position is ready and attached to the HTCondor line of the PT Table.
CVMFS Client upgrade End of July 100% ALL ALL Andrea Manzi opened 75 tickets to sites, the vast majority of them already upgraded and some are planning before the servers upgrade in August.

Background material:

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