Week of 150601

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  • local: Alexey (ATLAS), Stefan (SCOD), Alessandro (Storage), Christoph (CMS), Ben (Grid Services), Katarzyna (Databases), Maarten (ALICE),
  • remote: Daniele (CMS), Hung-Te (ASGC), Jens (NDGF), Lisa (FNAL), Elizabeth (OSG), Alexander (NL-T1), Di-Qing (TRIUMF), Rolf (IN2P3), Sonia (CNAF),
  • apologies: Tiju (RAL), Joel (LHCb), Sang-Un (KISTI)

Experiments round table:

  • ATLAS reports (raw view) -
    • Tile reprocessing is running well
    • New record in number of transferred files (Rucio)
    • Issues with NDGF/FTS3 and INFN T1 GGUS ticket

  • CMS reports (raw view) -
    • Services
      • May-25: XROOT (criticality level 8) at 67% availability: check cmsxrootd.fnal.gov:1094
        • opened GGUS:113934.
        • Prompt reaction by Brian Bockelman. Service ran out of file descriptors, fills the log file with a line per failed accept(), host out of space. Took immediate measures, discussed about lack of alarms and planned preventive actions for the future.
        • system monitored, looked stable, GGUS closed by the CMS-CRC on Jun 1st
      • May 27: ELOG slow/unresponsive around mid-week
        • unclear. Solved by itself. Archived as “glitch”. No tickets.
    • T1:
      • since the weekend: T1_UK_RAL pileup reading errors (GGUS:114010 as of Jun 1st, currently investigating)
      • since May-27: issues in file transfers from T1_FR_CCIN2P3 to T2_US_Florida (GGUS:113937, pending)
      • since May-27: Failing transfers from T1_RU_JINR_Disk to T1_UK_RAL_Disk (GGUS:113936, now understood, needs few corrupted files invalidation)

  • ALICE -
    • high job failure rates starting Fri evening, then very low activity on Sat through Sun morning due to an ALICE SW issue
      • a cure was applied Sat evening and MC production was restarted

  • LHCb reports (raw view) -
    • Operations dominated by MC jobs and user analysis; Some RAW DATA are foreseen on Wednesday
    • T0
      • tape set defined for the new RAW data file on CASTOR
    • T1
      • RRCKI : site declared in Downtime in GOCDB as WARNING but all transfer failed. So if there is an interruption of service the downtime should be DOWN and not WARNING or AT RISK.

Sites / Services round table:

  • BNL: NR
  • CNAF: NTR (tomorrow bank holiday)
  • FNAL: Intervention in computer rooms, approx. quarter of CMS allocations down. Currently working to restore services, expect to be back by mid week.
  • GridPP: NR
  • IN2P3: NTR
  • JINR: NR
  • KIT: NR
  • NDGF: FTS issues last Friday struggles with transfers for most of the day. Mitigated by software fix the day after.
  • NL-T1: Tomorrow morning DT for software updates on dCache and workernode kernels.
  • NRC-KI: NR
  • OSG: NTR
  • PIC: NR
  • RAL: NTR

  • CERN batch and grid services: ongoing issue with FTS bringonline daemon (code problem?), currently being looked at.
  • CERN storage services: new EOS/ATLAS grid ftp door opened (now four),
  • Databases: NTR
  • GGUS: NR
  • Grid Monitoring: NR
    • Draft availability reports for May sent, and available at the SAM3 UI
  • MW Officer: NR




  • local:
  • remote:

Experiments round table:

  • CMS reports (raw view) -
    • General
      • exciting days for the start of the 13 TeV LHC era!
      • most people focussed on smooth start-up, Tier-0 and surroundings (i.e. short report today!)
    • Services
      • nothing major to report on central services since lat Monday’s 3pm call
    • T1:
      • since early May: T1_FR_CCIN2P3 is debugging stuck outgoing transfers, GFAL-related, testing a solution.. (GGUS:113510, GGUS:113937)
      • since Jun-01: T1_UK_RAL pileup reading errors currently investigating (GGUS:114010)
      • since May-27: issues in file transfers from T1_FR_CCIN2P3 to T2_US_Florida (GGUS:113937, pending)
      • since May-27: failing transfers from T1_RU_JINR_Disk to T1_UK_RAL_Disk, now understood, needs few corrupted files invalidation (GGUS:113936)

  • ALICE -
    • CERN: CEs are extremely slow since Wed evening (team ticket GGUS:114103)

  • LHCb reports (raw view) -
    • First data collisions since yesterday
    • T0
    • T1
      • GGUS ticket send to all T1 in order to make sure that all the RAW data will be store on the same tape set in each tape system when it is feasible (114013 to 114019).

Sites / Services round table:

  • ASGC:
  • BNL:
  • CNAF:
  • FNAL:
  • GridPP:
  • IN2P3:
  • JINR:
  • KISTI:
  • KIT:
  • NDGF:
  • NL-T1:
  • NRC-KI:
  • OSG:
  • PIC:
  • RAL:

  • CERN batch and grid services:
    • MyProxy to be migrated to CC7 and a new backend for credentials storage (ITSSB entry)
    • New Nordugrid ARC Compute Elements being added to BDII and GOCDB. Fronting the HTCondor based grid pilot at CERN Batch. Bear in mind that the current resources behind these CEs is limited. Hostnames are ce501 and ce502.
  • CERN storage services:
  • Databases:
  • GGUS:
  • Grid Monitoring:
  • MW Officer:


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