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Minutes 6 December 07

  • Phone:
    • TRIUMF: Andrew
    • ATLAS: Sasha
    • BNL: Carlos

  • CERN:
    • 3D: Dirk, Eva
    • ATLAS: Gancho, Florbela

  • Workshop outcome:
    • Very useful presentations: security checklist by Gordon, adding and removing nodes by Jacek, moving existing services with minimum downtime by Jacek, summary of the problems and workarounds for the Streams setup by Eva
    • Meeting next week with Oracle support manager to prioritize Service Requests.
    • Trivial problems: expected monitoring at the sites (running out of space)
    • Items for next workshop (around February):
      • Upgrade from 32 to 64 in place (using same hw) - Carlos will join the preparation
      • Security enhancements for the whole infrastructure: servers at CERN and Tier 1 sites
      • CERN: we will start using session monitoring to register applications which may need external connections
      • Applications and schemas with external rights – overview
      • Applications with external connection without using CORAL (use grid certificates)
        • In the openlab context requested collaboration on the Persistency development
      • Recovery tests with some of the sites
      • Storage performance (for example using ORION) monitoring at Tier1 sites: Several sites got new storage: CNAF and PIC

  • Sites status:
    • RAL: no service problems
    • SARA: move to different subnet. Streams related traffic through the usual network
    • CERN: monitoring system no stable
      • Eva has created the wiki page with all the problems, feedback welcome, new accounts created in order to re-start the propagation jobs
    • TRIUMF: no problems – FTS Oracle upgrade to
    • BNL: Oracle Critical Patch Update for October 2007 on the BNL FTS Oracle cluster
      • Carlos proposal: after Tier 1 administrator intervention, log the intervention so we can extract statistics

  • Experiments status:
    • ATLAS:
      • How to manage big volume data by the jobs?
      • CMS accesses the conditions data through frontier servers
      • Data volume at CMS is lower than the ATLAS one
    • LHCb:
      • Marco has run several tests and found and Oracle related problem when update several clob columns
      • Backport patch requested, tested, and will be scheduled on production

  • Oracle party – 18 december – seminars, conferences, ... There will be about the Oracle history at CERN by Sergio Santiago. 16:30 party after the seminars.
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