LHCb Core Software Meeting

Date and Location

October 24, 2007
10:30 - 12:30
CERN (2-R-030)

Attendees

Hubert, Joel, Marco Ca., Marco Cl. (minutes), Markus, Patrick (EVO)

Apologies

Juan

Subjects

News

(Marco Ca.)
  • New department structure in IT (effective from January 1st, 2008)
    • Ian Bird will become the new LCG Project Leader, replacing Les Robertson who will retire during 2008. Ian will join the Department Head’s Office (DHO).
    • A new group called Data Management will be created to look after Physics Databases and associated developments, Castor development, Grid Data management tools such as FTS, DPM and LFC, etc. The group will be led by Alberto Pace.
    • A new group, yet to be named, offering experiment support and services will be led by Jamie Shiers. This will include the LCG Service Coordination activities of GD group and the Experiment Integration and Distributed Analysis activities of PSS group.
    • The grid deployment part of the GD group will have a new group leader (name to be confirmed), running Grid operations (the CERN Regional Operations Centre) and hosting the EGEE SA1 (Grid operations management & support) and SA3 (Middleware integration testing and certification) activities.
    • The CERN Grid services currently operated by GD will move to FIO (Fabric Infrastructure and Operations).
    • Christian Isnard will take over as the group leader of IS (Internet Services).
    • The PSS (Physics Services Support) group will no longer exist. Jürgen Knobloch will continue his role as IT representative in the LHCC and SPSC and has taken over the leadership of CERN’s participation in the European Grid Initiative Design Study (EGI-DS) project.
  • Hyper News meeting in the afternoon.
  • SharedPoint will be used for the archival of mailing lists.

Software Releases

Gaudi (Hubert, Marco Cl.)

  • Changed the way libraries get installed, to create relative links (using install.py).
  • Removed the files "install.history" from the tarballs.
  • Bug in GaudiExamples: EvtColsExt works only if the library GaudiExamples is preloaded with ApplicationMgr.DLLs. It is a problem with the dictionaries, to be investigated.
  • Prepared an infrastructure to allow automatic (or semi-automatic) testing using QMTests. Examples and instructins available in release notes and some packages.

Marco Cl.: We need to agree on how multiple inclusions are treated in python job options, do we reparse them or include them only the first time? Old options will always be included only once. We agreed to have the same behavior for python job option files.
Markus: gaudirun.py have to take into account the special needs of OnLine.

Markus: It seems that the PluginSvc is loading too many libraries (e.g. GaudiPython in OnLinde applications). To be investigated.

Marco Ca.: Nightlies for MacOS not working (not built).

LHCb, Boole, Brunel (Marco Ca.)

Gauss (Gloria)

HLT (Patrick)

DaVinci (Juan)

OnLine (Markus)

Release and Deployment (Hubert)

Round Table

Patrick
Hubert
Joel
Markus

-- MarcoClemencic - 30 Oct 2007

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