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1 A Grid For Particle Physics From testbed to production Jeremy Coles 3 rd September 2004 All Hands Meeting – Nottingham, UK

2 Contents The middleware components of the testbed Lessons learnt from the project Status of the current operational Grid Future plans and challenges Summary Review of GridPP1 and the European Data Grid Project

3 CMSLHCbATLASALICE 1 Megabyte (1MB) A digital photo 1 Gigabyte (1GB) = 1000MB A DVD movie 1 Terabyte (1TB) = 1000GB World annual book production 1 Petabyte (1PB) = 1000TB Annual production of one LHC experiment 1 Exabyte (1EB) = 1000 PB World annual information production The physics driver 40 million collisions per second After filtering, collisions of interest per second 1-10 Megabytes of data digitised for each collision = recording rate of Gigabytes/sec collisions recorded each year = ~10 Petabytes/year of data The LHC

4 simulation reconstruction analysis interactive physics analysis batch physics analysis batch physics analysis detector event summary data raw data event reprocessing event reprocessing event simulation event simulation analysis objects (extracted by physics topic) event filter (selection & reconstruction) event filter (selection & reconstruction) processed data CER N Data handling

5 The UK response GridPP GridPP – A UK Computing Grid for Particle Physics 19 UK Universities, CCLRC (RAL & Daresbury) and CERN Funded by the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (PPARC) GridPP1 - Sept £17m "From Web to Grid GridPP2 – Sept £16(+1)m "From Prototype to Production"

6 GridPP1 project structure

7 Software > 65 use cases 7 major software releases (> 60 in total) > 1,000,000 lines of code People 500 registered users 12 Virtual Organisations 21 Certificate Authorities >600 people trained 456 person-years of effort Application Testbed ~20 regular sites > 60,000 jobs submitted ( since 09/03, release 2.0 ) Peak >1000 CPUs 6 Mass Storage Systems Scientific Applications 5 Earth Obs institutes 10 bio-medical apps 6 HEP experiments The project

8 Contents The middleware components of the testbed Lessons learnt from the project

9 The infrastructure developed Job submission Python – default Java – GUI APIs (C++,J,P) Batch workers Storage Element Gatekeeper (Perl script) + Scheduler gridFTP NFS, Tape, Castor User Interface Computing Element Resource broker (C++ Condor MM libraries, Condor-G for submission) Replica catalogue per VO (or equiv.) Berkely Database Information Index AA server (VOMS) UI JDL Logging & Book keeping MySQL DB – stores job state info

10 Integration Much time spent on –Controlling the direct and indirect interplay of the various integrated components –Addressing stability issues (often configuration linked) and bottlenecks in a non-linear system –Predicting (or failing to predict) where the next bottleneck will appear in the job processing network (MDS +) BDII Or R-GMA Data services -RLS -RC

11 The Grid Storage Element interfaces Handlers TAPE storage (or disk) Access Control File Metadata Manages storage and provides common interfaces to Grid clients. Higher level data management tools use replica catalogues & metadata about files to locate, and optimise which replica to use Since EDG work has provided the SE with an SRM 1 Interface. SRM 2.1 with added functionality will be available soon. The SRM interface is a file control interface, there is also an interface for publishing information. Internally, handlers ensure modularity and flexibility. The storage element Lessons learnt Separating file control (e.g. staging, pinning) from data transfer is useful (different nodes better performance) –Can be used for load balancing, redirection, etc –Easy to add new data transfer protocols –However, files in cache must be released by the client or time out

12 Based on the (simple model of the) Grid Monitoring Architecture (GMA) from the GGF For Relational Grid Monitoring Architecture (R-GMA): hide Registry mechanism from the user –Producer registers on behalf of user –Mediator (in Consumer) transparently selects the correct Producer(s) to answer a query u Use relational model (R of R-GMA) n Facilitate expression of queries over all the published information Producer Registry/ Schema Consumer u Users just think in terms of Producers and Consumers Information & monitoring Lessons learnt Release working code early Distributed Software System testing is hard – private WP3 testbed was very useful Automate as much as possible (CruiseControl always runs all tests!)

13 The security model VO-VOMS user service Mutual authentication & authorization info user cert (long life ) VO-VOMS CA low frequency high frequency host cert (long life ) authz cert (short life) service cert (short life) authz cert (short life) proxy cert (short life) voms-proxy-init crl update registration LCAS Local Centre Authorisation Service

14 The security model (2) Lessons learned Be careful collecting requirements (integration is difficult) Security must be an integral part of all development (from the start) Building and maintaining trust between projects and continents takes time Integration of security into existing systems is complex There must be a dedicated activity dealing with security EGEE benefited greatly – now has separate activity Authentication - GridPP led the EDG/LCG CA infrastructure (trust) Authorisation VOMS for global policy LCAS for local site policy GACL (fine grained access control) and GridSite for http LCG/EGEE security policy led by GridPP

15 Networking A network transfer cost estimation service to provide applications and middleware with the costs of data transport –Used by RBs for optimized matchmaking (getAccessCost), and also directly by applications (getBestFile) GEANT network tests campaign –Network Quality Of Service –High-Throughput Transfers Close collaboration with DANTE –Set-up of the testbed –Analysis of results –Access granted to all internal GEANT monitoring tools Network monitoring is a key activity, both for provisioning and to provide accurate aggregate function for global grid schedulers. The investigations on network QoS carried out have led to a much greater understanding of how to utilise the network to benefit Grid operations Benefits resulted from close contact with DANTE and DataTAG, both at technical and management level

16 Project lessons learnt Formation of Task Forces (applications+middleware) was a very important step midway in project. Applications should have played a larger role in architecture discussions from the start Loose Cannons (team of 5) were crucial to all developments. Worked across experiments and work packages Site certification needs to be improved. and validation needs to be automated and run regularly. Misconfigured sites may cause many failures Important to provide a stable environment to attract users but get at the start get working code out to known users as quickly as possible Quality should start at the beginning of the project for all activities with defined Procedures, standards and metrics Security needs to be an integrated part from the very beginning

17 Contents Status of the current operational Grid

18 Our grid is working … NorthGrid **** Daresbury, Lancaster, Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield SouthGrid * Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Oxford, RAL PPD, Warwick ScotGrid * Durham, Edinburgh, Glasgow LondonGrid *** Brunel, Imperial, QMUL, RHUL, UCL

19 … and is part of LCG Rutherford Laboratory together with a site in Taipei is currently providing the Grid Operations Centre. It will also run the UK/I EGEE Regional Operations Centre and Core Infrastructure Centre Resources are being used for data challenges Within the UK we have some VO/experiment Memorandum of Understandings in place Tier-2 structure is working well

20 Scale GridPP prototype Grid > 1,000 CPUs –500 CPUs at the Tier-1 at RAL > 500 CPUs at 11 sites across UK organised in 4 Regional Tier-2s > 500 TB of storage > 800 simultaneous jobs Integrated with international LHC Computing Grid (LCG) > 5,000 CPUs > 4,000 TB of storage > 70 sites around the world > 4,000 simultaneous jobs monitored via Grid Operations Centre (RAL) CPUsFree CPUs Run Jobs Wait Jobs Avail TBUsed TBMax CPUAve. CPU Total Picture yesterday (hyperthreading enabled on some sites)

21 Past upgrade experience at RAL Previously utilisation of new resources grew steadily over weeks or months.

22 Tier-1 update th July 2004 Hardware Upgrade With the Grid we see a much more rapid utilisation of newly deployed resources.

23 Contents Future plans and challenges

24 Current context of GridPP

25 GridPP2 management Collaboration Board Project Management Board Project Leader Project Manager Deployment Board User Board Production Manager Dissemination Officer GGF, LCG, EGEE, UK e- Science, Liaison Project Map Risk Register

26 There are still challenges Middleware validation Improving Grid efficiency Meeting experiment requirements with the Grid Provision of work group computing Distributed file (and sub-file) management Experiment software distribution Provision of distributed analysis functionality Production accounting Encouraging an open sharing of resources Security

27 Middleware validation CERTIFICATION TESTING Integrate Basic Functionality Tests Run tests C&T suites Site suites Run Certification Matrix Release candidate tag APP INTEGR Certified release tag DEVELOPMENT & INTEGRATION UNIT & FUNCTIONAL TESTING Dev Tag JRA1 HEP EXPTS BIO-MED OTHER TBD APPS SW Installation DEPLOYMENT PREPARATION Deployment release tag DEPLOY SA1 SERVICES PRE-PRODUCTION PRODUCTION Production tag Is starting to be addressed through a Certification and Testing testbed…

28 Work Group Computing

29 1.AliEn (ALICE Grid) provided a pre- Grid implementation [Perl scripts] 2.ARDA provides a framework for PP application middleware Distributed analysis

30 ATLAS Data Challenge to validate world-wide computing model Packaging, distribution and installation: Scale: one release build takes 10 hours produces 2.5 GB of files Complexity: 500 packages, Mloc, 100s of developers and 1000s of users –ATLAS collaboration is widely distributed: 140 institutes, all wanting to use the software –needs push-button easy installation.. Physics Models Monte Carlo Truth Data MC Raw Data Reconstruction MC Event Summary Data MC Event Tags Detector Simulation Raw Data Reconstruction Data Acquisition Level 3 trigger Trigger Tags Event Summary Data ESD Event Summary Data ESD Event Tags Calibration Data Run Conditions Trigger System Step 1: Monte Carlo Data Challenges Step 1: Monte Carlo Data Challenges Step 2: Real Data Software distribution

31 GOC aggregates data across all sites. Production accounting

32 Deployment SecurityStable fabricMiddleware P r o c e d u r e s D o c u m e n t a t i o n Metrics Accounting and Monitoring S u p p o r t Porting to new platforms…

33 Current status

34 BaBar D0 CDF ATLAS CMS LHCb ALICE 19 UK Institutes RAL Computer Centre CERN Computer Centre SAMGrid BaBarGrid LCG EDG GANGA EGEE UK Prototype Tier-1/A Centre CERN Prototype Tier-0 Centre 4 UK Tier-2 Centres LCG UK Tier-1/A Centre CERN Tier-0 Centre UK Prototype Tier-2 Centres ARDA Separate Experiments, Resources, Multiple Accounts 'One' Production Grid Prototype Grids Grevolution

35 Contents Summary

36 The Large Hadron Collider data volumes make Grid computing a necessity GridPP1 with EDG developed a successful Grid prototype GridPP members have played a critical role in most areas – security, work load management, monitoring & operations GridPP involvement continues with the Enabling Grids for e-Science in Europe (EGEE) project – driving the federating of Grids As we move towards a full production service we face many challenges in areas such as deployment, accounting and true open sharing of resources Or to see a possible analogy of developing a Grid follow this link!

37 Useful links GRIDPP and LCG: GridPP collaboration Grid Operations Centre (inc. maps) The LHC Computing Grid Others PPARC The EGEE project The European Data Grid final review

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