Week of 140210

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General Information

  • The SCOD rota for the next few weeks is at ScodRota
  • General information about the WLCG Service can be accessed from the Operations Web



  • local: Andrew (LHCb), Stefan (SCOD), Maarten (ALICE), Belinda (Storage), Alessandro (ATLAS), Alexandre (Monitoring)
  • remote: Alexander (NL-T1), Lisa (FNAL), Rolf (IN2P3), Eric (CMS), Dimitri (KIT), Tiju (RAL), Christian (NDGF), Sang-Un (KISTI), Matteo (CNAF), Kyle (OSG), Felix (ASGC)
  • apologies: Pepe (PIC)

Experiments round table:

    • Central Services
      • one HyperVisor had troubles INC:492443 . we discovered that many of our APF at CERN were hosted on the same HV (which is not optimal for reliability purposes). We have requested to CERN IT to have the possibility to have services on different HV explicitly RQF:0302736

  • CMS
    • T1/T2/Others: Business as usual. Smooth running before this weekend.
    • Now production is shut down for DBS upgrade beginning today
    • Analysis will continue during this time
    • We are encouraging all our sites to switch to FTS3 server at RAL for load testing. Begins in a week or so.

  • ALICE -
    • job efficiencies will be fluctuating with the amounts of analysis jobs being run in preparation for the Quark Matter 2014 conference (May 19-24)

  • LHCb
    • Mostly simulation and user jobs. Smooth running over most of the grid.
    • T0: Problems with CASTOR user mapping. SRMv2 service failing SUM tests.
    • T1: NTR

Sites / Services round table:

  • ASGC: our RAC service was quite unstable during the weekend, that caused our CASTOR SRM to be unstable, it was fixed on Sunday.
  • NL-T1: NTR
  • IN2P3-CC: NTR
  • KIT: NTR
  • RAL: NTR
  • OSG: Was there a BDII server down over the week-end? Maarten: Not that we know, but please open a ticket to have it investigated.
  • PIC: NTR
  • Storage : The user mapping issue for CASTOR has been resolved. Problem was a hardcoded LDAP server IP addresses and those machines were changed. This was affecting SL6 quattor managed machines.
  • Monitoring: NTR




  • local:
  • remote:

Experiments round table:

  • ALICE -

Sites / Services round table:


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