Panda Review March 8-9, 2006

US ATLAS internal review of Panda and Panda-based distributed analysis.


Evaluate the progress of the PanDA project. Does the software design meet the ATLAS requirements? Are the physics requirements for the upcoming CSC being addressed in a prioritized manner? Evaluate the PanDA operation model and recommend strategies for its success. Compare PanDA with the overall ATLAS prodsys efforts. Review the interaction/integration of the ATLAS DDM software and grid middleware components in PanDA. Evaluate the integration of Dial into PanDA and recommend whether Dial should be maintained as an independent project. Evaluate the people resources (both program & base funded) and suggest optimization to ensure that a successful usable software tool that supports both production and distributed analysis needs is deployed for CSC.

Committee: D. Malon (chair), P. Calafiura, K. Cranmer, D. Liko, S. Mckee

Agenda with linked talks

Recommended resources to look at

  • CHEP talks (attached) on Panda, US ATLAS production experience in Rome/DC2 production, and DQ2

  • SciDAC-2 proposal (attached) for evolving Panda into an experiment-neutral workload management system for deployment on the OSG, through collaboration with Condor and CMS. Program to be undertaken if and only if the proposal is supported (ie existing scarce Panda manpower will not be diverted into this program, the deliverables of which are not on the US ATLAS critical path). The proposal provides some narrative on Panda, how Panda might make greater use of Condor (the areas of possible Panda/Condor integration discussed in the proposal are based on discussions with the Condor team in a visit by Panda people to Madison last October), and CMS interest in Panda-style "just-in-time workload management".

Review report

The review report is attached below.

Major updates:
-- TorreWenaus - 06 Mar 2006

Responsible: TorreWenaus

Topic attachments
I Attachment History Action Size Date Who Comment
Microsoft Word filedoc PanDAReviewSummary_final.doc r1 manage 75.5 K 2006-04-25 - 13:22 TorreWenaus Final report from the reviewers
PowerPointppt chep06.ppt r1 manage 2271.5 K 2006-03-06 - 21:39 TorreWenaus CHEP 2006 talk on DQ2
PDFpdf panda-chep06.pdf r1 manage 331.3 K 2006-03-06 - 21:34 TorreWenaus CHEP 2006 talk on Panda
Microsoft Word filedoc scidac-workflow-FINAL-text.doc r1 manage 1200.5 K 2006-03-06 - 21:30 TorreWenaus SciDAC-2 Panda/Condor/CMS workload management proposal
PDFpdf usprod-chep06.pdf r1 manage 469.0 K 2006-03-06 - 21:34 TorreWenaus CHEP 2006 talk on Rome/DC2 production experience
Topic revision: r5 - 2007-03-13 - StefanoAntonelli
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