Meeting Highlights Monitoring –Several projects underway –Collaboration of ideas occurred –Communication earlier in the process may have resulted in more collaboration AFS –General consensus after talking with IBM/Transarc is that this product will be dropped –Support for v3.6 through Jan ’02 –No plans for v3.7
Meeting Highlights Mass Storage –Various projects for Mass storage interfaces: Castor, JASMine, Enstore –Continued problems with STK Redwood drives –Reported problems with STK 9940 Interesting reports about batch systems –LSF, FBSng, Condor, BQS/JBQS, PBS
Meeting Highlights The Grid –Projects at all major labs related to data grid –HEP distributed computing model can exploit the concepts of The Grid work –Technical and management solutions need to be developed –It’s clear that coordination between sites/labs will be needed
Meeting Highlights Linux –Usage continues to grow –Expertise in management also continues to grow –Commodity computing analysis farms are in our future Resources –Human and $ are in short supply everywhere
Work To Be Done Joint OS certification –Cern, Fermi and Slac starting on project to jointly certify Linux and Solaris OS’s –Aim to limit duplication of effort –Are there others who would like to work on this? HEPiX mail list clean up –Lists are moving to listserv.fnal.gov (web interface) Default setup requires list owner permission to subscribe but this process is automated Anyone on list can post to list Detailed info on listserv usage online HEPiX web pages need to be updated with new info
Work To Be Done Large Cluster SIG –Alan S. organizing this special interest group –Proposed to meet separately from HEPiX/HEPNT Would also report status at HEPiX/HEPNT –Primary goals: Keep sites aware of what relevant work is in progress or even planned Be aware and promote collaboration
Future Meetings LAL and Cern have volunteered to host spring ’01 meeting –Since LAL offered first we will pursue this option to start –Plan for meeting in April (Easter is 4/15) Joint meeting with HEPNT will continue Volunteers for Fall ’01 North American meeting?