LCG Management Board

 

Date/Time:

Tuesday 21 February 2006 at 16:00

Agenda:

http://agenda.cern.ch/fullAgenda.php?ida=a057123

Members:

http://lcg.web.cern.ch/LCG/Boards/MB/mb-members.html

 

(Version 1 - 22.2.2006)

Participants:

A.Aimar (notes), L.Bauerdick, S.Belforte, I.Bird, K.Bos, N.Brook, T.Cass, Ph.Charpentier, L.Dell’Agnello, J.Gordon, F.Hernandez, I.Fisk, M.Lamanna, E.Laure, H.Marten, G.Merino, R.Popescu, Di Qing, L.Robertson (chair), Y.Schutz, J.Shiers

Action List

https://uimon.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view/LCG/MbActionList

Next Meeting:

Tuesday 28 February 2006 from 16:00 to 1700

1. Minutes and Matters Arising (minutes)

 

1.1 Minutes

No feedback received. Minutes of the previous approved.



2. Action List Review (list of actions )

 

 

28 Feb 2006 – J.Gordon will ask the sites to install the accounting software. If they don’t do it, they should explain the reasons for not doing so. J.Gordon will report to the MB early in March.

 

Done. J.Gordon mailed the MB, GDB and ROC managers about the accounting policy, asking for feedback. Summary and conclusions will be presented at the MB in March.

 

3. Internal Review of LCG Services - L.Robertson (document)   

Preparation and Organization

An internal review should take place at the beginning of SC4 to asses the status of the services at the start of the SC.
This note explains purpose, panel membership and format of the review. A more formal document will describe exactly the mandate and the kind of report expected from the review.

 

The members proposed for the review panel are:

  • Volker Gülzow  /DESY  - chair
  • John Gordon  /RAL  
  • Alessandro de Salvo  /INFN
  • Jeff Templon  /NIKHEF 
  • Frank Würthwein  /UCSD

 

The review should last 2 or 3 days and, instead of being a general review, should be focusing on specific areas of the project to examine them in more detail.

 

In order to finalise the purpose and goals of the review the panel chair will meet the MB one month before the review. The intention is to select specific items and areas for in-depth review rather than covering the full breadth of the services.

A period that seems suitable for this Internal Review is the beginning of June 2006, after the EGEE final review (23-24 May 2006) and early in the SC4 deployment.

4. Follow-up to WLCG SC4 Workshop (document)

 

4.1 General Issues – L.Robertson

 

The conclusions and decisions from the SC4 Workshop should be formally agreed by the MB after being reviewed by the GDB. Also the remaining open issues should be urgently clarified in order to possibly be solved during SC4.

 

The note  includes:

-          Summary of the decisions about Data Management and Storage (I.Bird)

-          Outcome of the SRM BOF (A.Cass)

-          Points to be followed up, such as user files management, xrootd deployment, rfio, etc (L.Robertson)

-          Outstanding issues for Experiments and SC4 plans (J.Shiers)

 

The MB should review the note that will then be sent for review to the GDB (next week) in order to approve it at the MB meeting in two weeks (7 March 2006).

 

4.2 Experiments' requests and SC4 plans - J.Shiers

 

The section “Agreements, decisions and outstanding issues Experiments & SC4” provides details on the decisions and open issues regarding the experiments plans for 2006.

 

One issued discussed is the need to clearly define, configure and tests all the Tier-1/Tier-1 channels. Tests should ensure that the channels are properly defined and performance is adequate. The usage of the path “via CERN” should not be considered the default solution.

 

The discussion did not go further into other details. For each experiment there are open issues, and the MB agreed that they should be clarified before the end of the week. A copy of this summary document was sent to the attendees of the Workshop.

 

Action:

25 Feb 2006 – MB members should send feedback and clarification to J.Shiers on the document about “Conclusions, Decisions and Open Issues after the Mumbai SC4 Workshop”.

 

 

5. AOB

 

J.Gordon asked feedback on accounting policies to the MB, GDB and the ROC managers. A summary of the answers will be reported to the MB in March.

 

7 Mar 2006 – J.Gordon reports to the MB about feedback received on the accounting policies and to the request of installing accounting software.

 

The action: “1 Apr 2006 - Sites should provide information to the GDB about any legal issue in their country” is removed.

D.Kelsey will instead distribute a proposal to the GDB and the country representatives should react to that proposal.

A summary of the GDB discussion will be reported to the MB.

 

 

6. Summary of New Actions

 

 

25 Feb 2006 – MB members should send feedback and clarification to J.Shiers on the document about “Conclusions, Decisions and Open Issues after the Mumbai SC4 Workshop”.

 

7 Mar 2006 – J.Gordon reports to the MB about the feedback received on the accounting policies and to the request of installing accounting software.

 

 

The full Action List, current and past items, will be in this wiki page before next MB meeting.